Mark Hartzheim
Series:
Calligraphy
Calligraphy
I utilize the formal syntax of Far Eastern calligraphy, but without its semantic content. My marks result spontaneously from the gestural act of "writing", but cannot be read in a conventional sense, even though they are formally arranged as written characters. They are meant to be appreciated visually, not in terms of content. To borrow a phrase from Marshall McLuhan, the medium is the message.
All of my works have in common that expressive marks or strokes are brought to light from the depths of my subconscious.

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Cosmic Dancer, 2003
watercolor, ink, gouache,
pastel on paper
100 cm x 71,5 cm

Ongoing Journey, 2004
watercolor, ink, gouache,
pastel on paper
100 cm x 71,5 cm

Making My Marks, 2004
watercolor, ink, gouache,
pastel on paper
72 cm x 44,4 cm

Sign of the Times, 2004
watercolor, ink, gouache,
pastel on paper
72 cm x 44 cm


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