Rediske earned his MA in painting from St. Cloud State in Minnesota in 1985. His muted palette reveals increasingly abstracted and gestural imagery in a series of timelessly elegant works. Rediske's process of repetition, accumulation, and negation yields a meditative, sensory experience rather than a concrete, discernible image. 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 says of his creative process, “I draw my inspiration in part from the timeless belief that nature has both a physical presence and a spiritual identity. Ideally, I see my paintings 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.”
Mark Rediske was selected by the Seattle Art Dealers Association (SADA) to be a part of the Century 21 exhibit at the Wright Exhibition Space in Seattle.