Untitled (Butterfly with Eyes CB and SL 768)

About Mark Grotjahn

Painter and draftsman Mark Grotjahn is known for his ongoing investigation of perspective. In the "Butterfly" paintings starting in 1997, he uses dual and multiple vanishing points to create complex compositions of radiant, tonal color, alluding to such touchstones in the history of modernist painting as Russian Constructivism, Op Art, and Barnett Newman's "zips." Alongside perspective, he has pursued ideas like color restriction, seriality, and the sublime. In his more recent "Face" series, roughly painted on cardboard mounted to canvas, Grotjahn retains his radiant motif but replaces geometric rigor with ritualistic, totemic energy.

American, b. 1968, Pasadena, California, based in Los Angeles, California

Solo Shows on Artsy

Mark Grotjahn: Pink Cosco, Gagosian Gallery, London
Mark Grotjahn Sculpture, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Mark Grotjahn, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

Summer School, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
#crowdedhouse, Harper's Books, East Hampton
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles