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African Sunset

46.00"W x 12.00"H x 0.5"D

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Mark Walz, Jr.

NICHOLASVILLE, KY

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: africa, trees, landscape, landscape, sunset, red, yellow, orange, elephant, giraffe, burlap

Media: gesso, burlap, oil

Size: 46"W x 12"H x 0.5"D

Year Created: 2018

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I just got back from an incredible mission trip to Ghana and then to Uganda and was deeply inspired by the majestic beauty of an Africa sunset and tried to capture some of the beauty of traveling there.
Available by commission only (popular piece, give it a week).

Mark Walz (°1988, Winchester) makes paintings, photos, drawings and digital art. By applying abstraction, Walz creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles. His works sometimes radiate a cold and latent chaos. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By emphasising aesthetics, he investigates the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to conjure the realms of our imagination. His works establish a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. These works focus on concrete questions that determine our existence. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, he often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. Mark Walz currently lives and works in Lexington.

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