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Mark Kielkucki, a narrative painter whose work extends into the realm of dream...


'Fourth of July I', acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches.



left to right: 'Fourth of July III', acrylic on watercolor paper,

15 x 22 inches., 'Fourth of July IV', acrylic on watercolor paper, 15 x 22 inches., 'Fourth of July II', acrylic on watercolor paper,

15 x 22 inches.


Mark describes his body of work thus: “Even though I am working with a fair amount of ambiguity with the placement of elements within the painting, there is a sense that a story is being told and a new narrative created. By placing a combination of disparate objects in ambiguous or dubious situations while presenting them within an easily understood visual platform, the paintings allow the viewer to easily conclude their own personal understanding of the painting without being hindered by factually correct reality, connotations, or conceptual baggage. Even though the individual images are based in the real world, by posing them in a fragile and fanciful coexistence with each other, they create scenes similar to unfiltered dream states.”



'Night Fair XIII', acrylic on watercolor paper, 18 x 24 inches.



left to right: 'Night Fair X', acrylic on watercolor paper, 18 x 24 inches., 'Night Fair IX', acrylic on watercolor paper , 18 x 24 inches., 'Night Fair XII', acrylic on watercolor paper , 18 x 24 inches.


Mark Kielkucki works with acrylic paints on watercolor paper and canvas. His art has taken him around the world painting; from Kansas City, New Orleans and Portland, Oregon to Greece, Morocco, Mexico and Montreal, Canada. Mark produces highly original, color saturated works of art. His latest paintings, as one reviewer described them, embody a style that lands “somewhere between David Lynch and Tim Burton.”


Mark’s art education landed him a job at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. When personal computers came on the scene, Mark developed a fascination with them and learned programming, which led to a career in tech, from which he is now retired.



'Nocturne No.4', acrylic on watercolor paper, 20 x 28 inches.



left to right: 'Nocturne No.7', acrylic on watercolor paper, 20 x 28 inches., 'Nocturne No.6', acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.,

'Nocturne No.5', acrylic on watercolor paper, 20 x 28 inches.


Mark’s outdoor adventures in his Yonkers, New York boyhood home were formative in the development of his personal visual vocabulary. Roaming the urban neighborhood by bike and drifting down the Hudson River in Huckleberry Finn style on a homemade raft filled him with sensory riches he would draw on later as an artist. As he entered his teenage years, visits to the Hudson River Museum, a stint at music and arts camp, and trips to the museums of New York City drew him to the arts. By his senior year of high school, Mark’s art teacher, Miss Crabtree, recommend he study art at the College of Emporia in Emporia, Kansas. While there, a visit to Kansas City led to his discovery of the Kansas City Art Institute, from which he matriculated with a BFA in Painting.



'Nocturne No. 8', acrylic on watercolor paper, 20 x 28 inches.



left to right: 'Nocturne No.10', acrylic on watercolor paper, 20 x 28 inches., 'Nocturne No.9', acrylic on watercolor paper,20 x 28 inches., 'Nocturne No.11', acrylic on watercolor paper, 20 x 28 inches.



'Night Fair II', acrylic on watercolor paper, 15 x 22 inches.,



left to right: 'Night Fair XI', acrylic on watercolor paper.,

'Night Fair III', acrylic on watercolor paper, 15 x 22 inches.,

'Night Fair I', acrylic on watercolor paper, 15 x 22 inches.



Mark Kielkucki, in his studio.


website: http://www.kielkucki.com






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