I create artworks that address issues of building and blight, cycles of use, and
nature’s attempts at renewal within the built environment. Expressions of people
are found in the ways we shape the land in service to our needs and desires, while
inversely I’m equally fascinated by expressions of nature which may disrupt those
plans. There is a sensuousness and gracefulness observed in this gradual ruination.
With reverence to the painterly tradition, I execute landscape paintings in a fluid
and economical manner akin to drawing. The work is experiential and process based.
This offers me greater insights superseding any predetermined concepts. These elongated,
site- specific vignettes constrain and direct the viewer to examine rich passages
within commonplace environments.
The works are not necessarily subject driven rather inspired by the carefully arranged
juxtaposition of elements. These views often pay homage to the art historical giving
such featured occurrences more rhetoric.
For other information, and to discuss the artist, contact Gary W. Marr, Sapere Art
at Gary@SapereArt.com or call (312) 208-1504