Detroit Art Press

Mark Wolak

mary rousseaux

Mark Wolak claims he has always been an artist. He began began drawing again years after he originally put down the pencil as a child.Mark devoted himself to drawing, for up to 16 hours a day, where he focused on each and every nuance of graphite. His abstract works, with floating color fields and energetic swaths or brushwork, remind on of the great Romantic Landscapes of Turner and the Hudson River School.  Wolak's method of working which is uniquely his own. He makes each and every canvas unique, rarely  repeating himself. His unique method involves painting "wet on wet", which means he never allows the painting to dry while he is working. He rarely uses brushes. He prefers to use found objects, sticks, and other "tools" to get the desired effect.

we are excited to present a selection of Wolak's work at DAP. 

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