FiorenzaArtArtist/Painter Male Oakland, California, US
My Website: The Art Work of Mark Nickolas FiorenzaMy MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/markfiorenza
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About MeI work primarily with oil paints on wood panel and stretched canvas. I mostly use photographs for reference and I draw and paint without the use of projection or grids. My process begins by patiently deconstructing the image of my subject into abstract forms and broad colors. Only when the overall structure and composition is worked out, I develop the shapes, colors, light and values. I move from big shapes to little shapes and eventually to details. In painting and drawing, I attempt to capture not only what I see, but also what I feel. Sometimes, it works.
My inspiration comes from people and places in my life and what I see everyday. I enjoy observing crowds, people in social settings, artists at work or in the process of creation, and people in their personal process of activity. I am fascinated by themes of personal space, boundaries imposed by technology within social settings, and the struggle to maintain connections with oneself and society.
I am hoping to connect with models on this website familiar with accuracy in holding a pose for long, extended figure drawing sessions and also models willing to pose for photo sessions for figure and portrait sessions (both clothed and unclothed) for indoor/studio and outdoor environments.
Credits2013 - Portraits & Studies - Wellpoint, Philadelphia, PA
2013 - Paintings of Mark Fiorenza - Artists' House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012 - New Faces of 2012 Exhibit, Artistsʼ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2011 - Character, a Group Show Featuring Art Work by Calvin Lai, Baldur Helgason, and Mark Fiorenza, Million Fishes Art Collective Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 - Battle of the Sexes, Graduate Student Group Show, Academy of Art Graduate Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 - Portraits, Graduate Student Group Show, Academy of Art Graduate Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 - Draw, Graduate Student Group Show, Academy of Art Graduate Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009 - Small Works Group Show, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA