Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Inspired by human interactions Mark Whalen paints using both ancient and modern techniques. His intricate figures and hypnotizing use of patterns sing under a layer of resin that creates a slick window into strange parallel worlds. In his ambitious 2010 solo exhibition “Paralleled Opposites” at Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Mark designed a large cube to house an installation that featured an intricately stitched paper sculpture, as well as the sonic artistry of Carla Azar.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 11, 2015
KP Projects/MKG is proud to present Mark Whalen’s latest solo exhibition “Trapezoid.” From his beginnings in Sydney Australia, Mark Whalen has evolved into an artist whose methodically sophisticated paintings and sculptures examine the complexities and nuances of the human condition.
Illustration // Friday, August 08, 2014
Peculiarities unveils the inner machinations of Australian born, Los Angeles based artist Mark Whalen’s mind. Using a tightly controlled painting technique, Whalen expresses satirical social narratives in seemingly universal situations. Strange hooded characters caught in the throes of ambiguous actions, shimmering trees, geometric patterns, architectural anomalies and intricate textural beads of color...
Erotica // Monday, April 14, 2014
Originally from Melbourne, Mark Whalen has been creating in Los Angeles for many years. This piece comes from Mark's most recent show at Merry Karnowsky Gallery entitled "Stranded." When visiting this...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 10, 2014
This past weekend we stopped by Merry Karnowsky Gallery for the opening of Mark Whalen’s latest exhibition “Stranded.” From his beginnings in Sydney Australia, Mark Whalen has evolved into an artist whose meticulously crafted paintings and sculptures examine the human experience by exploring invention, communication, emotion, sexuality, interaction and ritual – all with an undercurrent of quiet absurdity. Photos and more after the jump.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Merry Karnowsky Gallery is proud to present Mark Whalen’s latest exhibition: “Stranded.“ From his beginnings in Sydney Australia, Whalen has evolved into an artist whose meticulously crafted paintings and sculptures examine the human experience by exploring invention, communication, emotion, sexuality, interaction and ritual – all with an undercurrent of quiet absurdity.
Juxtapoz // Monday, February 10, 2014
Juxtapoz is proud to announce the newest addition to our ongoing book series with Gingko Press, "Juxtapoz Psychedelic." The book serves as both a story of our magazine's origins and current state, with Psychedelic Art once again emerging as a fascinating and endlessly experimental genre. From classic names such as Alex Grey and Keiichi Tanaami to a new generation of universe expanders in Killian Eng and cover artist Andy Gillmore, Juxtapoz Psychedelic is one for the visionaries.
Illustration // Thursday, December 12, 2013
Vessels have been a culturally significant and traditional form of art making for centuries. As an extension of his painting practice, Mark Whalen takes his cue from these traditions to present a series of pictorial ceramic vessels for a site-specific installation at The Standard, Hollywood.
Illustration // Monday, December 09, 2013
We recently dropped by Mark Whalen's Los Angeles based studio to check out his newest work before sending it off to Singapore, for his solo show 'I'll Meet You in the Middle', which opens this Friday, December 13th with Black Arts Projects at Future Pefect Gallery in Singapore. 'As complex as the cosmos or the workings of the human mind, Whalen’s pieces resemble elaborate puzzles or labyrinths, set up by the artist to challenge ones understanding of their own place in life...'
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 28, 2013
Juxtapoz-friend Mark Whalen is set to open a new body of work, Maze Walkers, with Blackartprojects in Sydney, Australia next month. Whalen says of his work, "I paint these puzzles of fantasy and forecasted worlds – these multifaceted scenarios of discovery, roleplaying and problem solving that expose humanity at its most bizarre." That's about right.