Artist: Mark Demos
Title: Can’t Control My Brain (Hip-Hip)
Year created: 2022
Medium: Oil on Plexiglas
Height (inches): 30
Width (inches): 30
Depth (inches): 2
Signed by the artist
Signed Area: front
This piece is unframed.
Mark Demos is a new breed and a next generation SoHo NYC artist, who embodies the legendary arts epicenter of Downtown New York with his bold and unapologetic approach to his paintings, which harken back to The Abstract Expressionists of the 1950s and the Street/ Graffiti Artists of the 1980s/1990s. Demos' works are brutal in their matrix, sometimes formed from rips and tears of the medium itself along with a expressive volcanic displays of alchemy.. that climax with the most passionate array of colors which seem to fight against one another, like a bad accident. There's no accident, just a display of raw talent and intuitive Action Painting, his medium is pure oil which is created with his unique process on wood or acrylic plates. Demos began painting as a child, encouraged by his mother, he took college level art classes in high school at the prestigious Simmons College and at The Massachusetts College of Art. Later he won the Francis Cronin Scholarship for The Arts, then graduated from Emerson College with a BA in Arts. Demos began to have regular exhibitions in the Boston area like a large show at the Maliotis Cultural Center, Brookline Ma. Demos moved to NYC at the cusp of the Millennium in 1999, a massive change in times and attitudes, settling in Downtown NYC had always been a life long dream. Demos took to the SoHo streets to surround himself with that free, bold, and sometimes crazy artistic energy. Demos embodied an artist of the streets, walking the streets of The Lower East Side to SoHo daily to take in all the post 1980s Culture, were he continued to have exhibitions, such as alongside the Armory show when the Art Industrial Design show connected the two, a smaller 69th Regimen East Side Armory Show on Lexington bet 25-26th, off site exhibition and funky spaces such as The Frying Pan Boat/dock, and then had many smaller more intimate shows, like on the Lower East Side at the Krauss Gallery NYC. In 2010 he was featured in a major museum show in Mexico City, click here for more info. Demos gathered notable collectors along the way, such as Shock Jock Howard Stern and Amy Taubin (the famous NYC art critic), his works can be found publicly and privately in private mega lofts to prestigious law firms and offices.
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