Mark Rediske Interview April 2020
Raised in rural Minnesota and a long-time resident of the Northwest, Rediske is “awed by nature’s eternal capacity for renewal and regeneration in a world of constant change and flux.” Mark Rediske's process of repetition, accumulation, and negation yields a meditative sensory experience to reflect on this atmosphere of change rather than a discernible image. He views his work “as a bridge between the natural world and archetypal symbols of rebirth and evolution. In this regard I feel a great affinity with the iconography of ancient civilizations.” In each work, he has created a sense of place, at the intersection of the natural and man-made, which preserves the progression of time to the present moment. For all of the physical labor that has gone into treating each surface, Rediske leaves us with something intangible, nameless, yet affirming of our own encounters with greatness beyond human comprehension.
Rediske holds a Bachelor’s in printmaking and a Master’s in painting from St. Cloud State in Minnesota. Since graduating in 1985, he has exhibited extensively across the country, becoming a vital member of the Seattle art scene from the early 90s. It has been Foster/White’s honor to represent Rediske for the past thirty years. His paintings are found in numerous public and corporate collections, including at Microsoft in Redmond, WA, the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, and Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, CA.