Autumn Blaze Mixed Media Print
Autumn Blaze is a mixed media photo collage by Marc Vandermeer ( American, 1950's). The artwork began as a photograph of a field of wildflowers and weeds on a misty morning. The colors are over-saturated and the flowers are digitally highlighted then painted with a hint of golden highlights. The photograph has been featured in many shows, including Searchlights Art Basel 2021.
About the artist:
Art has been a part of Marc's DNA since birth. His mother, a New York-based artist, sculptor, and teacher, continually exposed him to the world of galleries and museums, between their home in SoHo and summers spent in Provincetown, MA. He began practicing early, attending high schools specializing in art and summer workshops in Provincetown, and studying art history in Florence, Italy. In 1971 he enrolled at The Philadelphia College of Art, initially as a painter but ultimately graduating with a BFA Film in 1976. He studied under photographer Ray K. Metzker, whose “composites” — large-scale assemblages of printed film strips — have remained a major influence throughout his career.
In 2001, Marc was diagnosed with stage 3 multiple myeloma. His prognosis was poor. He stepped back from his company and enrolled in an aggressive treatment protocol out of UAMS in Little Rock, AR. While undergoing this intensive treatment, Marc renewed his devotion to his artistic work. Between lengthy hospital visits and rounds of chemotherapy he carried a digital camera everywhere he went, capturing a copious amount of landscape and urban images. This daily practice and immersion in digital media has formed the basis for his more recent work.
Dimensions: 16.75” H x 22” W x 1” D
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