Mark Flood

"Udolpho" Contemporary Abstract Teal, Yellow, and Green Lace Painting 2014



Acrylic on Canvas


Contemporary teal, yellow, and green acrylic painting that utilizes a unique lace texture to create a landscape by Houston artist Mark Flood. Originally a background element in Flood's pieces, lace eventually evolved into a main motif in his body of work. The piece is signed, titled, and dated by the artist on the reverse. Currently unframed, but options are available.

Artist Biography

Mark Flood is a contemporary American artist. Working in an irreverent interdisciplinary practice, Flood’s work strives to critique society at large, and specifically target 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 paint onto canvas, creating the illusion of intricately detailed lace. Born 1957 in Houston, TX, he went on to attend Rice University in Houston and make 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 60 in. x W 84 in.