Mark Todd took his first creative cues from comic books and Star Wars: worlds of inventive fantasy. His work involves intense scrutiny and alteration of classic comic covers from “Fantastic Four”, “X-Men”, “Iron Man”, “Spiderman” and other series, including the work of legendary illustrators like Jack Kirby. “I love the type, the heavy shadows, the colors and the way they seemed to use very inch of the page,” says Todd. “I sit and study them, and my brush reconstructs them.” Todd is referencing the past, waxing nostalgic about it and simultaneously lending his own post-modern sensibility to it, employing a limited palette, repetition, distortion and mixed media materials including spray paint, silkscreen, collage, cel-vinyl, glossy varnishes and dusty stains. The pieces are often rounded at the edges, appearing as prized objects; tablets encoded with civilization’s most iconic collective wisdom. (Bio from Power Fury)
Egg, c. 2007, 6" x 6", mixed media on paper
Mark Todd's work will be featured in Plush Gallery's next exhibition. "Mark Todd, Comic Book Paintings" that opens Saturday, April 16th 6-9pm.
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