Mark Dean Veca - Twenty Years
|Author:||Shana Nys Dambrot|
This deluxe oversized coffee table book opens up to reveal over twenty years of work by respected multimedia artist Mark Dean Veca - including vibrant paintings and drawings, all-immersive psychedelic exhibition spaces, and limited edition pieces. Vecas colorful, dynamic paintings pop off the page in bright red, orange, and turquoise hues, with curvaceous lines inspired by the underground comic world. His work incorporates everything from pop culture references like Tony the Tiger and Scrooge McDuck to Americana elements like the Lincoln Memorial to the American Flag, to religious iconography including skulls, Buddhas, and Ganeshas - all filtered through his own gaze. Veca has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan at museums and galleries including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America and Juxtapoz.