PONT DES ARTS by Mark King
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PONT DES ARTS by Mark King is a serigraph with an image size of 27″ X 36″ plus full margins. The edition size is 295 and the year of publication was 1981. The print is pencil signed and numbered by the artist.
The prtnt is in good condition and has not been framed or mounted.
Note the picture of Mark King painting. (Click on any photograph to enlarge)
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A deep interest in sports and animals has provided Mark King with subjects for many of his paintings.
Born in India, as a youth, King watched many polo matches in India and Afghanistan. A fine rider himself, he becomes involved with the action when watching sports.
I feel as though I’m participating , even though I’m only an observer and I want my viewers to feel that sense of participation too.
Mark King studied art in England and France and a love of drama led him to the British Theater early in his career. He worked at theater design in England and Scotland for nearly ten years, particularly with old Vic and Scottish Opera.
He continued painting during this period but eventually decided to move to Paris and devote his time exclusively to painting. King tells that Turner, Degas and Gericault have influenced his work. Through studying their work he became deeply interested in light, movement and space. His works exhibit these characteristics in addition to vibrant color and powerful action.
He also studied Oriental painting for a time and is extremely fond of Persian miniatures. He does exquisite brush and ink drawings and feels that his work has benefited from a combination of Eastern and Western philosophies.
Quiet, contemplative Mark likes to get away from painting from time to time. Music is a passion with him and he is an accomplished cellist. He reads widely in such areas as archeology, anthropology and botany, finding these disciplines offer new perspectives. “I come back to my work and feel very refreshed”.
Mark puts so much into his paintings that viewers elicit a strong response to it. They do not realize that his exceptional use of color and his abstract mathematical approach to construction, are both employed in his work to demand the reaction they feel.
He is not a draftsman, nor an illustrator, he’s a painter who paints like a man, and it shows.