Mark Acetelli, ‘Antonio’, 2013, Artspace Warehouse

Mark Acetelli's painting awakens the sense of exploration and adventure. It demands a new discovery while revealing the chemistry of complexity and spontaneity. He aims to engage each viewer in the image, allowing each explorer his or her own interpretation. Mark's artwork is inspired by an intensely personal introspective journey and the ever-changing complexities of life. He captures the physical mixed with spirituality in his artworks. His application of paint is an extension of that thought process. In his work he seeks to evoke a feeling, a visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious until the emotion is expressed.

Signature: Signed on front

Image rights: Artspace Warehouse

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