Mark Innerst

American, b. 1957

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Mark Innerst

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American, b. 1957

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Mark Innerst is a contemporary realist who paints landscapes in a style that borrows from both Impressionism and abstraction. His works are as much about the setting itself as they are about the optical effect of natural light; they have been hailed for their luminosity and glossiness—qualities Innerst achieves by building up layers of transparent glazes. Innerst’s most common subjects are his immediate surroundings; during his time in New York City, he painted many series featuring the city’s buildings and the East River. Since moving to Cape May, New Jersey, Innerst has begun to paint more beaches. He explains that nostalgia is a major theme in his works: “I’m trying to capture the magic of the light coming back from a black-and-white TV set,” he once said.

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Biography

Mark Innerst is a contemporary realist who paints landscapes in a style that borrows from both Impressionism and abstraction. His works are as much about the setting itself as they are about the optical effect of natural light; they have been hailed for their luminosity and glossiness—qualities Innerst achieves by building up layers of transparent glazes. Innerst’s most common subjects are his immediate surroundings; during his time in New York City, he painted many series featuring the city’s buildings and the East River. Since moving to Cape May, New Jersey, Innerst has begun to paint more beaches. He explains that nostalgia is a major theme in his works: “I’m trying to capture the magic of the light coming back from a black-and-white TV set,” he once said.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MCA Chicago
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 1 more