Mark Feuring

"To make vibrant abstract art  - the artist must credit the imagery of history."

Mark Feuring - 2015

My name is Mark Feuring, and my favorite style as a painter is to work within an abstract style of caricature imagery art. The journey of painting for me works through a non-objective style of abstract expression. My paintings range in size from around 20x24 inches, and I work with enamel paint, traditional oils and water miscible oils on canvas.

I enjoy the work of cartoon style imagery as influenced by animation while growing up in the 1970's. When I was a child, imagery from artists such as Walt Disney, Looney Tunes and Dr. Seuss was everywhere in media outlets. I am influenced by painters such as Joan Miro, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso and other expressionist paintings of the 1920's and 1930's.

With my artwork, I move the paint around the canvas and improvise which shapes and forms may become recognizable. I may preconceive form and shape ideas with 2-D or 3-D design projects. Painting is a less limited style of art form where improvisation can occur with practiced methods. Over time and the building of generative ideas there may be a reflective circumstance which will begin to take over the creativity on canvas. With painting, I use expressive qualities of color and line making with brushes to build coherent and applicable abstract art for the gallery or home.

I am educated as an art teacher and industrial designer. I have worked with 3d modeling of sculpture forms, and computer CAD software. I am a very promising graphic designer, and have worked in the wedding and newspaper businesses.

With these paintings, I hope to visually communicate abstract objectives of two-dimensional shape and line. Imagery can remain reflective in gesture of subject matter when composed with a non-objective expressive painting techniques. I feel this style of objective artwork that I create, will remain timeless and colorful, and design oriented.

I enjoy building product models in 3D as an
industrial designer. My computer aided design
renderings and foam and balsa models can be
seen on the website link below.

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