Aspen, CO | Jan 17 to Feb 09 2015
A recipient of the prestigious Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, Mark Cesark works with found steel that he meticulously composes and welds into minimalist and symbolic assemblages. His work exemplifies Americana, and pays homage to the legacies of contemporary masters such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg and Richard Serra. Utilizing loaded motifs, including the American Flag, targets and other geometric forms, Mark carefully selects each piece of steel for its painterly surface before constructing his sculptural works. Born in New Jersey in 1965, Mark received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alfred University in 1989 and received his Masters of Fine Arts from Massachusetts Collage of Art in 1993. Mark’s work has been exhibited across the U.S. and he is represented in some of the most prestigious private and public collections worldwide. He currently lives and works just outside of Aspen, Colorado.