Mark Alsterlind


The Artist

Mark Alsterlind

About the artist

Born 1954 in Oakland, California

Diploma BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland

Some recent exhibitions

June Kelly, New York
Galerie Schöeneck Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris
Galerie Renou et Poyet, Paris
Galerie Askeo, Paris
Galerie Ute Brummel, Dortmund, Germany
New Tendance Gallery, San Francisco
Galerie Phal, Paris

At Gallery Jas de la Rimade since 2000

Works in numerous public collections in France and abroad

About the work

Mark Alsterlind's paintings evoke an intense, primal world that runs on inexplicable energies. Although the compositions are resolutely abstract, they semm nature-based, alluding to the dynamism of natural phenomena...

He often elaborates his compositions of a lengthy period of time, generally between one and one and a half years. The canvases in procees are sometimes left outside the studio, which permits certain natural elements - pine needles, leafs and other bits of vegetation - to impose themselves on the paintings.

Extract from a text by David Bourdon.