Mark LaPoint creates works of spatial ambiguity with the use of isometric perspective, arraignments of color field-layered forms over more organically applied paint. His art is informed by Geometric Abstraction, Color Field, and Op Art.
As a child I was a fascinated with the brightly colored imagery of sixties psychedelic, comic book art, the work of MC Escher, Peter Max, and others of that era. After I moved to Los Angeles to attend college, I was further influenced by the the bold styles of the murals and graphics left over from the 1986 Summer Olympic Games, Emigre Magazine, April Greiman, Bauhaus, Russian Constructivism, and artists like Joan Miró, Kandinsky, Richard Diebenkorn, Edward Hopper, Diego Rivera, the Helter Skelter: L.A. Art in the 1990s MOCA exhibition. Also inspiring was the graffiti and street art I saw there.
“With my work, it is my intention for the viewer to connect with these unexpected compositions and come away with an alternate interpretation of visual reality.” -Mark LaPoint
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