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Mark Taber
updated: 10/24/2012
website: www.marktaber.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Hex Circle Attractor
Drawing of Hex Circle Attractor
Random Grid
Drawing specification for Random Grid
PBH+QC Fade
PBH+NAY
Drawing specification for PBH+NAY
CBC Gradient
Drawing specification for CBC Gradient
Fractal Drawing ß (beta)
Fractal Drawing ? (gamma)
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, geometric, pattern, mapping, technology, text, conceptual, craft, process, science
 
 
Hex Circle Attractor by Mark Taber
Hex Circle Attractor
acrylic on canvas board
2012
5" x  7" 
Drawing of Hex Circle Attractor by Mark Taber
Drawing of Hex Circle Attractor
Digital image printed on paper
2012
8.5" x  11" 
Random Grid by Mark Taber
Random Grid
acrylic on canvas board
2012
5" x  7" 
Drawing specification for Random Grid by Mark Taber
Drawing specification for Random Grid
Digital printed on paper
2012
5" x  7" 
PBH+QC Fade by Mark Taber
PBH+QC Fade
acrylic on canvas board
2012
5" x  7" 
PBH+NAY by Mark Taber
PBH+NAY
acrylic on canvas board
2012
5" x  7" 
Drawing specification for PBH+NAY by Mark Taber
Drawing specification for PBH+NAY
Digital printed on paper
2012
5" x  7" 
CBC Gradient by Mark Taber
CBC Gradient
acrylic on canvas board
2012
5" x  7" 
Drawing specification for CBC Gradient by Mark Taber
Drawing specification for CBC Gradient
Digital printed on paper
2012
5" x  7" 
Fractal Drawing ß (beta) by Mark Taber
Fractal Drawing ß (beta)
ink on paper
March 17, 2008
11 " x  13.75 " 
Fractal Drawing ? (gamma) by Mark Taber
Fractal Drawing ? (gamma)
ink on paper
July 3, 2008
11 " x  14 " 

Artist Statement

I call this series Engineered Paintings. They start start with a rectangle. This is a finite and arbitrary given. The sides define the borders of a world that can be subdivided into smaller sectors that are each related to one another and to the whole. This process uncovers numbers embedded within the rectangle. I begin by designing my paintings digitally. That way I can access the numbers more easily. I can iterate the numbers infinitely. Eventually a decision to stop must be made. This is an arbitrary decision. When I arrive at an iteration that pleases my aesthetic sense I stop. The last step is to paint. By the time my brush touches down on the canvas every decision has already been made. My brush is guided by numbers. Once I finish painting I begin again with a new rectangle. I begin each new rectangle with a hope that I will discover new numbers. I frequently paint the same size rectangle. I want to show you many particular rectangles that are in fact the same rectangle. I paint patterns. I paint relationships. I paint nature abstracted. I paint the language of God.

 

Artist Bio / CV

 

I was born in Rhode Island and educated at the Rhode Island School of Design. I make art to communicate ideas that are important to me. I want to get at serious questions using new technology to create art that is a feast for the eyes. There have been periods when I have been unable to make art because of practical challenges or intellectual roadblocks, but I have found ways of overcoming these issues. The practical and creative struggles I have fought to overcome have strengthened and enriched my work by challenging me to make it deeper, more elegant, and more carefully thought through. Today I proudly invite you to look at and enjoy the product of a lifetime of effort.