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.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 07, 2013
For those of you in Los Angeles, Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting the works of Jasper Knight, Julian Meagher, and Mark Whalen. Entitled Fhloston Paradise, the exhibition opens Saturday, March 9th and will be up through the 30th.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 11, 2012
Two good friends of Juxtapoz, Mark Whalen and Mel Kadel, will be opening new solo shows at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday, October 13, 2012. Today, we have a mini-preview of the install of both exhibits, and a little preview of some of the work that will be on display...