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About Mark Acetelli
Mark Acetelli was born in Detroit into an artistic household. Mark’s mother herself was a painter and some of his earliest memories was 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 transformation. The context of his work he describes as “Simple expressions of complex thoughts created by capturing the physical mixed with the spiritual.” He seeks to evoke a feeling rather than a defined image. Mark’s application of paint is an extension of that thought process. Using traditional brushes along with palette knives, rags and his hands, he continuously builds up and tears down, adding and subtracting, stripping away layers to achieve greater clarity and emotion. He uses primarily oils and encaustics to create thickly layered canvases with texture and depth.
The results are a visceral dance between the conscious and the unconscious.
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 Bothers, Michael Jordan, Stuart Beattie, Claire Forlani, Camryn Mainhiem and Francine Maisler..
Self taught an apprentice of life.
Mark Acetelli CV
Symbolic Gestures, Castelli Artspace Gallery, Culver City, Ca
TAG Gallery, 4th Annual Hold You Foundation Charity Auction, Los Angeles, Ca Art Crush, Casterline/Goodman Gallery, Aspen, Co
Group Show, Casterline/Goodman Gallery, Nantucket, Ma
“Solo Show”La Davita, Casterline/ Goodman Gallery, Aspen Co “Solo Show” Solitude, Casterline/Goodman Gallery, Aspen Co Art Palm Springs, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA Affordable Art Fair NYC, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA Affordable Art Fair NYC, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
When Line Follows Form, Brand Library Art Center, Glendale, Ca Gallery 825, “Personal Vacation” group show, Los Angeles, Ca Affordable ArtFair New York City, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca Affordable ArtFair London, Uk, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca Affordable ArtFair Hong Kong, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca
Art Hamptons, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca
PalmSprings Fine Art Fair Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca Affordable ArtFair NYC, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca Affordable ArtFair Hong Kong, Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca
“Solo Show” Hope, Gallery 9 Culver City, Ca
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, Ca Gallery 9, Culver City, Ca
Film and Tv
The Leftovers "HBO"
The Americans"FX "
“Solo Show” Absence and Presence, Southside Gallery, Oxford, MS Shadows and Light, Gallery 9, Culver City, Ca
Affordable ArtFair NYC
San Diego Artfair
David Perry Smith Gallery, Memphis, Tn
Affordable Art Fair, Artspace Warehouse,Los Angeles, Ca Art Palm Beach, MW Galleries, Chicago