About

Born 1964 ,Melbourne ,with a family background in both music and visual art,I recieved training in both from an early age.By my teens I was proficient in drawing,piano,guitar and percussion.At 18 I began a fine art degree in painting at Prahran technical college(1983),but became involved in the Melbourne underground music scene,specializing in drums with several bands,later with bass,keyboards,guitar,vocals,and soundscape composition.
Returning to visual art full time from 1991 onwards,I lived and worked in Gippsland Victoria during the 1990's,concentrating on painting,with the inspiration of that natural envioronment.In this time I also completed some music recording projects begun in the '80's.
Living and working in Melbourne from 2002,I have mainly focused on developing mixed media painting/collage,specializing in layered textiles with various painting and drawing media.I have named this 'fabric layerism'....With my main ongoing subject and inspiration being the figure/female form and it's interaction within interiors and nature,life drawing has become integral with this with a similar multi layered mixed mediums approach.
In 2015 I had a multi media exhibition in Melbourne,releasing both a retrospective CD of my visual art,' The art of Mark Ewenson 1981-2014' and a CD of my sound compositions from 1986-1999; '14 Soundscapes;Mark Ewenson'....While the Soundscapes CD played,a digital slide projector played the art disc on one wall,while on the other wall was a display of several fabric layerism pictures from recent years...
...see my web site www.markewenson-artist.com for more info

Education

Trained in both music(classical and modern) and visual art,(art and design Huntingdale technical college 1981-82,Prahran technical college;painting 1983)
see www.markewenson-artist.com

Exhibitions

15 solo exhibitions and many group shows since 1991,including finalist in Herald-Sun art prize 1995, Hotel Sofitel Melbourne,1998,Darebin arts centre Melbourne 1996/97,Exhibition buildings Melbourne 2004,Jackman gallery St.Kilda 1998-2001,Chapel off Chapel Prahran 2001,Gallery 112 St.Kilda 2006-2008,Breslin Gallery Carnegie 2013-2015,Contemporary artists Australia ,South Yarra,1994-98,Fitzroy Gallery Melbourne1999/2011..Mark has sold over 300 works since the late 1980's which are in many private/public collections in Australia and abroad.
see more at www.markewenson-artist.com

Press

see bibliography;www.markewenson-artist.com
Including;
Herald-Sun(Melbourne),Port Phillip Leader(Melbourne),Sentinel Times (Gippsland),The Art And The Curious(online arts blog)

Influences

I love visual art and music of depth and beauty,from ancient to classical to modern and contemporary in both fields..I love both representational and abstract 2D art.
I'm passionate about the evolution of mixed media/collage in painting and drawing,and this has become the main focus of my practice...hence over the last decade I've become less concerned with trying to be commercial or fashionable with my work,preferring to concentrate on pushing the boundaries of my vision but still within an aesthetic that pleases my own living space...
From the perspective of discussion and writing about my work,I mostly prefer to emphasize the inspirational,aesthetic and theoretical aspects,and allow the content of the image to 'speak for itself' so the viewer may interpret and derive their own meaning and narrative from the work...

74cm (W) x 53.5cm (H)
pastel on paper mounted on board with fabric and acrylic gloss medium
$995
107cm (W) x 60.5cm (H)
multi layered fabrics with pva glue,hint of pastel/colored pencil (on wood panel)
$3,300
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
layered fabrics,pva glue and photography (on wood panel)
$4,200
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
layered fabrics with pva glue and photography (on wood panel)
$3,300
120cm (W) x 67cm (H)
layered fabrics,pva and acylic paint (on wood panel)
$4,350
60cm (W) x 41cm (H)
layered fabrics with pva and photography (on wood panel)
$1,680
90cm (W) x 60cm (H)
layered fabrics with PVA glue with hints of pencil and charcoal (on wood panel)
$2,850
120cm (W) x 61cm (H)
layered fabrics with PVA and felt pen,and hint of colored pencil (on wood panel)
$2,950
120cm (W) x 90cm (H)
layered fabrics,acrylic,oil,photography (on wood panel)
$2,650
64cm (W) x 51cm (H)
felt pens,colored pencils on orange paper
$380
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