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.
I have been profoundly impacted by the unique natural allure of the places where I have lived, including the incredible beauty of the Pacific Northwest. I see my paintings as emotive landscapes inspired by nature and guided by the organic rhythms of transformation and renewal, which govern the natural world. I am very interested in the emotional impact of color and its power to convey an intimate personal resonance. 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