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With a love of POP, DADA and Surrealism, Mark Randall’s art can be best described as a tactile survey of elements from those artists he has admired and studied.
He uses common materials; paper, joint compound, house paint, tempera, markers, varnishes and found objects. Randall lavishes these media to wood, cardboard and rusty corrugated steel. He works on either a flat plane, a box or a column form.
Randall creates grounds of distressed paper collage and/or pure POP colors panels and stripes. Randall will then overlay a large format Xerox image and apply coats of varnish that “melts” the bond paper into the final composition.
The imagery evolves from his lifelong interest in tidbits of paper, random objects and popular sources from fashion, magazines, religion, film, photography, art history and the internet.
Randall works to makes the ordinary appear ….extraordinary
I had a lot of fun painting the characters I love from my favorite movies, trying to capture the intensity of their struggles and triumphs in the depth of their roles. Our modern culture’s fascination with understanding their own humanity, through the cinematic experience, can be revealing, amusing and confronting, where we see how weird and wonderful we really are, giving us a good laugh along the way. Michelle Yamamoto
Repurposed tin objects, from old toys to tea tins and lunchboxes with their whimsy and patina, are my source materials. Turning them into art, instead of landfill waste, is my conscious creative action in response to environmental destruction, and our hubris surrounding it.