Mark MiremontPhotographer Male Vatican City, Holy See, Vatican City
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BIO - Courtesy of Revolutionart International Magazine
"Mark Miremont was born in Madrid, Spain and put himself through school at Harvard and UCLA where he studied philosophy and film. His first creative works were hundreds of cryptic aphorisms which he spray-painted on the walls of Downtown Los Angeles and the Mission District in San Francisco along side other outsider artists like Joey Krebs and Robbie Conal before graffiti was held in esteem in the art world. This culminated in a sixty foot long piece on the side of The Museum of Contemporary Art's Temporary Contemporary in Los Angeles. Running into the law doing this work led him to use film as a creative outlet, since it too allowed him to merge his philosophical ideas in a visual way. Before entering UCLA's Graduate School of Film he began directing music videos. His first video was for Soundgarden's song, Flower, which was a cross between the punk rock zine Flipside and Jean Cocteau's, Le Sang D'Un Poete. Airing regularly on MTV, the video signaled the first shots of the grunge movement. He began making experimental films that screened with works by Warhol and Brakhage. These, and his work in music video, caught the attention of Robert Redford's Sundance Institute while he was still in his first year of film school and he was invited to develop his first script, The White Ocean, at the prestigious June Filmmaker's Lab the same year Quinten Tarrantino developed, Reservoir Dogs. A simple request by a band to shoot photos for an album led Miremont to pursue what he is perhaps best known for - his wildly original and perfectly composed color photography. His brash, sensual figurative work is largely responsible for the resurgence of "the pinup" and he counts as fans, not only the flocks of tattooed suicide girls, but also many of the original pinups like the late Bettie Page and living legend, Mamie Van Doren who offers that, "Mark is blazing a trail into the future of photography."
solo exhibit @ La Galerie Provacatrice, Amsterdam
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