Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Mark Acetelli, ‘Amor Fati #14’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse

Mark Acetelli’s oil and mixed media paintings awaken the viewer’s sense of exploration and adventure; they demand a new discovery. His artworks exhibit a chemistry of complexity and spontaneity, a lyrical abstraction of frenzied 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 the viewer, allowing them to explore their own interpretation. His figurative abstract artworks have been exhibited and collected worldwide.

This 48" tall by 36" wide original artwork on canvas is wired and ready to hang. The sides of the artwork are painted black, and it does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the front of the artwork and titled on the back. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and international shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

Mark Acetelli was born in Detroit into an artistic household. Mark’s mother herself was a painter and some of his earliest memories were the smell of turpentine and oil paints. Growing up surrounded by his mothers work, she inspired and encouraged him to become an artist.

Mark’s paintings are inspired by the intensely personal introspective journey of life, from the ever changing complexities of love, loss, birth and death. The context of his work he describes as, “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. He works by 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 paintings may go through multiple incarnations with the past lying just beneath the surface, adding to its overall dimension and depth. In his work Mark seeks to evoke a feeling rather than depict a defined image. He uses primarily oils and encaustics to create thickly layered canvases with emotive bursts of color. Creating a world where imagination and reality come together. Mark’s works can be found in many private and corporate collections around the world including, Bill Withers, Lisa Colburn, "Colburn School of Music" Raytheon Corp, Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Michael Jordan, Stuart Beattie, Claire Forlani, Camryn Mainhiem and Francine Maisler.

Exhibitions
2016 Art Hamptons, NY
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA
2015 Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, CA
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2014 Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, CA
Houston Fine Art Fair, TX
2013 Shadows and Light, Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA
Southside Art Gallery, Oxford, MS
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2012 Art Palm Beach, MW Galleries, Chicago
Affordable Art Fair Los Angeles, CA
San Diego Fine Art Fair, Artspace Warehouse, CA
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
David Perry Smith Gallery, Memphis, TN
2011 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
2010 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
Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
Pipeline for a Cure, San Diego, CA
2009 Left Coast Galleries, Bulls & Matadors, Studio City, CA
Pharmaka “The Man Show”, Los Angeles
The Whole 9 Gallery, Fearless Leaders, Culver City, CA
Left Coast Gallery, Studio City, CA
MW Galleries, Aspen, CO
2008 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
2007 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
2006 Lurie Gallery, Studio City, CA
Michael Josephs Gallery, Wilton Manors, FL
2005 Lurie Gallery, Studio City, CA
Studio Blue Promotions, Brentwood, CA
2004 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, Sphere Project
Create Fixate, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Guardian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Coalition, Los Angeles, CA
Chaz Dean Studio, Hollywood, CA

Signature: This artwork is signed by the artist on the 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

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