Acrylic on canvas
Abstract contemporary figurative painting by Houston, TX artist Mark Flood. The piece depicts two abstract figures of a woman and a man against a dark, grungy background with figures and skulls. The artist signed the piece on the back of the canvas.
Mark Flood is a contemporary American artist. Working in an irreverent interdisciplinary practice, Flood’s work strives to critique society, specifically targeting the art market and its institutions. Among his best-known works is his Lace Paintings series, consisting of technically inventive and delicate compositions. For these works, Flood lays down several overlapping layers of paint onto canvas, creating the illusion of intricately detailed lace. Born in 1957 in Houston, TX, he went on to attend Rice University in Houston and do work throughout the 1970s while playing in the punk band Culturcide in his native Houston. Getting his start designing concert posters and flyers, Flood credits Joseph Cornell as an inspiration for his approach to collage and appropriation. He has exhibited with Zach Feuer gallery in New York, and his work can be found in the collections of the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Menil Collection, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others. Flood continues to live and work in Houston, TX.
H 48 in x W 36 in x D 1.5 in