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About Mark Weber and His Work

The paintings in Mark Weber’s “Special Intentions” series are created with oil, acrylic and enamel on canvas. His work in this series is inspired by found objects.

Artist Statement

The ideas of reconstruction have been influencing my work for many years. In a conceptual way, the objects are evolving from one direction to another, much in the way we change as our lives change. Found objects or plant forms are introduced as metaphors for this evolution. A found object performed as something when it was invented, served that function, and then was discarded and apparently finished. In my paintings, these objects are found and incorporated in the work or reconstructed to function as something else. Plants also go through a similar process as they grow, which begs the question, “Do they die at the end, or do they release their seeds for future growth?

Mark Weber holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a master’s degree in fine arts from Washington University in St. Louis. He has participated in nearly two dozen solo exhibitions and more than 50 group exhibitions. Moreover, his artwork has been displayed in numerous public and private collections, including:  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Ralston Purina, and Hunan Normal University in Changsa, China.

He has taught at St. Louis Community College for more than 20 years. Since 2008, he has held the position as professor and department chair at the Wildwood campus.