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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

2016
Mark Grotjahn: Pink Cosco, Gagosian Gallery, London
2014
Mark Grotjahn Sculpture, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
2012
Mark Grotjahn, Gagosian Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Summer School, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
2015
#crowdedhouse, Harper's Books, East Hampton
2014
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles