Current Location:
Building B (MAK) -> 3rd Floor - Building B (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; Building B; 3rd fl; Rm. 3-226-B

Back Tracks

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.313.1
Artist:
Mark Wilkens
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1995
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 23.5 in Width: 29.5 in
Description:
Landscape scene of backside of town with train tracks and power lines; Loose brush work and gestural marks.
Historical Context:
"I began painting at the age of five. Encouraged and supported along the way, I continue to grow as an artist. My work is based on what I call "combinism". This is the combining of all the tools of the artist. The formal structural tools of color, line and form are used in a way that values the works throughout art history. Presenting the work in a somewhat raw state, reveals to the viewer the evidence or footprints of the creative process. The physical act of applying paint to a surface is as much a part of the piece as any other, including subject matter, color or the overall shape." - Mark Wilkens