Mark Sheinkman, ‘8-4-96’, 1996, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas

About Mark Sheinkman

Mark Sheinkman is known for exploring linear abstraction through the process and presentation of his paintings and drawings. Sheinkman’s works frequently contain ribbon-like lines, grids, and complex lattices in monochromatic compositions. He creates his works in layered additive and subtractive processes; as a result, each work is also an illustration of the passage of time and transition. In his recent paintings, for example, he lays down a base of paint on canvas, followed by a layer of graphite powder; he then creates his composition by removing portions of the graphite, covers the surface in a new layer, and repeats his actions. Sheinkman has also created installations for billboards and works on paper and scrolls.

American, b. 1963, New York, New York, based in New York, New York