Mark Dickson (American)
Born 1946 in Boulder, CO
Lives and works in Denver, CO
Mark Dickson’s paintings, which are large format color-field works on canvas, are abstract and reflect the artist’s reductive approach to art. He refines content presented by reducing the composition to the most essential of elements, and renders beautiful yet unsentimental color. The resulting paintings are evocative of the joy of the creative process and urge the viewers to participate on a visceral rather than intellectual level.
A fifth-generation Coloradan, Mark Dickson knows the impact of light and land on an artist. Therefore, his paintings interpret the region filtered through his acute understanding of the place in which he lives. The result is lyrical abstraction, works on paper and paintings that combine luxurious surface texture with bursts of color.
He further explains, One of the most provocative aspects of the word “landscape” is it’s openness to interpretation. It can be literal, a traditional reference to the world around us, or representational depictions of natural features. It can be metaphorical, alluding to the responses of the human heart and mind to the environment. And in some instances, landscape can describe the intersection of the physical and spiritual perception of a sense of place.
Mark Dickson’s paintings, prints and monotypes are represented in private, corporate and public art collections nationally.