Mark Acetelli, ‘Abstract 9’, 2015, Artspace Warehouse

Mark was born in 1969 in Detroit Michigan, lived in Memphis and now in LA. A self-taught painter, his works can be seen in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States and the world.

Mark Acetelli’s paintings awaken the sense of exploration and adventure. They demand a new discovery. They reveal chemistry of complexity and spontaneity, lyrical abstraction of the painter’s marks, many of which previously lay hidden, buried beneath strong layers of self-taught expression. Those truths, first obscured and then obvious, aim to engage each viewer in the image, allowing each explorer to his or her own interpretation.

Mark’s artworks are inspired by the intensely personal introspective journey of life, from the ever changing complexities of love, loss, birth and death. His latest series is entitled “Absence and Presence”, pertaining to how someone or something can be physically gone, but the essence still remains. Capturing the physical mixed with spirituality on canvas. His application of paint is an extension of that thought process. His artworks are a product of continuously building up and tearing down, layer upon layer, adding and subtracting. A visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed.

Mark’s artworks in oil may be painted over four or five times with the past lying just beneath the surface of the present in each incarnation, adding to its overall dimension and depth. In his work he seeks to evoke a feeling rather than depict a defined image. Mark uses primarily oils, found objects, and encaustics to create thickly layered and textured canvases, with emotive bursts of color over an earth toned palette of which words, phrases and random thoughts vaguely reveal their message.

The artwork is wired and ready to hang. It comes with a certificate of authenticity. The sides are painted, and it does not require framing.

Past Exhibitions and Events

Shadows and Light, Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA
Solo Show, Southside Art Gallery, Oxford, MS

Art Palm Beach, MW Galleries, Chicago
Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles, Art Space Warehouse, LA, CA San Diego Art Fair, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
Artspace Warehouse, Group Show, Los Angeles, CA
David Perry Smith Gallery, Memphis, TN

Art Hamptons Museum Works Gallery, Chicago
Art Chicago, Museum Works Gallery, Chicago
Art San Francisco Museum Works Galley Chicago
Gallery 825, GEM Group Show, Los Angeles, CA
Art Aspen, Museum Works Gallery, Chicago
Art London, Museum Works Gallery, Chicago

In Art Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mw Galleries, Aspen, CO
Gallery 9, Outside the Abstract, Culver City, CA
The Art Of Elysium, Pieces of Heaven, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 825, W. Hollywood, CA
Los Angeles Art Association, GEM, W. Hollywood, CA
The Affordable Art Fair, New York City Fall 2010, NY
Pipeline For A Cure, San Diego, CA

Left Coast Galleries, Bulls & Matadors, Studio City, CA
Pharmaka “The Man Show” “Two Person Show” Los Angeles
The Whole 9 Gallery, Fearless Leaders, Culver City, CA
Left Coast Gallery, Bronze and Brushstrokes, Studio City, CA
MW Galleries, Aspen, CO

Pharmaka, “Marks on Paper”, Los Angeles, CA
Dale Youngman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Left Coast Galleries, Studio City, CA
Museum Works Gallery Aspen, CO
Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA

Industry Color ”Young L.A.” Culver City, CA
New Mark Gallery, New York, NY

Museum Work Gallery, Aspen, CO
Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA
Bert Green, Los Angeles, CA
Red Dot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Pharmaka Gallery “L.A Ethos,” Los Angeles, CA
Ambrogi/Castanier Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

Lurie Gallery, Studio City, CA
Michael Josephs Gallery, Wilton Manors, Fl

Lurie Gallery, Studio City, CA
Studio Blue Promotions, Brentwood, CA

Melrose lightspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New York International Art Expo, New York , NY
Art Miami, Miami, FL
Artfront Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Track 16 Gallery, Hollywood Bowl/Frank Geary, Sphere Project
Create Fixate, Los Angeles, CA

Guardian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Coalition, Los Angeles, CA
Chaz Dean Studio, Hollywood, CA

Recent/Upcoming Art Fairs
Art San Diego
Houston Art Fair
Affordable Art Fair, NY
Art London
Art Aspen
Art Hamptons
San Francisco Art Fair
Art Chicago

Signature: Signed on front

About Mark Acetelli

Using oil paints and found objects that he builds up and scrapes away to create layered, textured compositions, Mark Acetelli depicts featureless, anonymous figures that verge on abstraction. He has explored wide-ranging, universal themes including love, loss, and notions of absence and presence. Acetelli works in a palette dominated by earth tones, which he punctuates with colorful accents, and has said that he aims to produce works that capture “the elegance of decay” and evoke a feeling rather than a defined image.

American, b. 1969, Detroit, Michigan, based in Los Angeles, California; Memphis, Tennessee