Mark Chariker

Region: Northeast

My work is a monstrously decadent and self-indulgent journey into uncertainty. At present times we seem to be at a crux point of rapid change, like history has never seen before. Here visual language is at odds with words, architecture is at odds with explosive subversion, modernity is at odds with the human body, etc. I try to visualize these dualities symbolically and through the formal language of painting. Curved lines break up straight lines, chromophilia contests chromophobia, disorientation challenges western theories of perspective, and explosions threaten architecture, all with a combined audacity, vengeance, and celebration that I feel they deserve. In the visual space the viewer is a helpless witness to these uncertainties, alone as a single witness, to something they seemingly have little influence on.