MARK REDISKE | LANGUAGE OF GRAVITY | ADVANCE PREVIEW

For more than two decades, Mark Rediske created his sought-after color field paintings while laying the panel on a flat surface. In Language of Gravity, he experiments instead with painting upright on an easel. The resulting downward pull of the paint enhances Rediske's distillation of skyscape and atmosphere. Alternating between areas of transparency and opacity, the paintings convey the essence of vast expanses of space and light.

My recent paintings represent a departure in terms of medium and technique. For most of my career I have worked on a flat horizontal surface with a variety of different materials and mediums. For this show I have been utilizing an easel and integrating the influence of gravity to manipulate acrylic paint. This has given me a new array of possibilities for experimenting with the physical properties and expression of this versatile medium.

There is a gravitational pull that holds us to place and time; to memory, hope, loss, and desire. It is my aspiration that my work inspires some common thread to the universal forces that unite us. - Mark Rediske

Mark Rediske's artworks reference horizons, sky, and terrain. His surface patina and color wash conjure the erosion of primordial landscapes; his titles explore mythology and physical places, or are drawn from the past. Developing a process that allows him to achieve unique effects in his work, Rediske creates exquisitely crafted panels. Beautiful colors and painterly mark-making result in pieces that invite close inspection at different times of day and night. Rediske's capacity for composition and fluidity creates tension and resolution within each piece, while the slow fading from one color to the next adds a grounding quality his work.

Mark Rediske holds BFA and MA degrees from St. Cloud University, St Cloud, MN. He shows his work across the United States, including at Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Rediske taught art at St. Cloud University, St. Cloud, MN; Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA, and Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland, OR. His artwork is part of dozens of collections, including American Airlines, Seattle, WA; The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC; Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ; Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chicago, IL. 

For a complete listing of available work and biographical information, please visit Mark Rediske's primary page on our website.

Mark Rediske CV

98.5 x 98.5 IN. - $24,000 USD
Canyons
40 x 40 in. - $4,650 USD
Dominion VI
98.5 x 98.5 inches - $24,000 USD
Expanse
40 x 40 in. - $4,650 USD
Dominion I
40 x 40 in. - $4,650 USD
Dominion IV
40 x 40 in. - $4,650 USD
Dominion III
40 x 48 inches
Landfall III
40 x 48 inches - $5,100 USD
Landfall II
40 x 48 inches - $5,100 USD
Landfall I
40 x 40 in. - $4,650 USD
Dominion II
40 x 40 in. - $4,650 USD
Dominion V
40 x 40 in. - $4,650 USD
Dominion VII
23.5 x 23.5 in. - $2,000 USD
Blue Dahlias I
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23.5 x 23.5 in. - $2,000 USD
Black Lotus
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23.5 x 23.5 in. - $2,000 USD
Blue Dahlias II
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42 x 72 in. - $6,600 USD
Daybreak for Beginners
40 x 48 inches - $5,100 USD
Landfall IV
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30 x 66 in. - $5,550 USD
Swimming to Finland
40 x 40 in. - $4,650 USD
Dominion VIII
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23.5 x 23.5 in. - $2,000 USD
Finding Grace
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23.5 x 23.5 in. - $2,000 USD
The Way Home
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48 x 40 in. - $5,100 USD
Portalis
18 x 18 inches - $900 USD
Poppy
18 x 18 inches - $900 USD
Radiance I
18 x 18 inches - $900 USD
Radiance II
18 x 18 inches - $900 USD
Radiance III
18 x 18 inches - $900 USD
Radiance IV
18 x 18 inches - $900 USD
Radiance V
18 x 18 inches - $900 USD
Radiance VI
18 x 18 inches - $900 USD
Radiance VII
18 x 18 in. - $900 USD
Seeking Midnight
23.5 x 23.5 in. - $2,000 USD
In the Shadows
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18 x 18 inches - $900 USD
Noir
98.5 x 98.5 inches - $24,000 USD
Ariadne
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