Painting of the day: Mark Brosseau’s Viscous

Mark Brosseau, Viscous, 2014, medium: acrylic, flashe, and ink on canvas, 24 x 20 inches.

About Mark Brosseau: Equally drawn to color, science, math, and emotion, Brosseau discovered art
by way of chemistry and architecture. Born and raised in Lyndon, VT, Brosseau enrolled at Dartmouth College
with the intention of pursuing a degree in chemistry, but his interest soon
shifted to architecture, a curriculum that required him to take a drawing class.
The drawing class he took changed not only his college major but also his life,
introducing him to the world of creative exploration that fuels his
passion and intellectual curiosity today. Graduating with honors
from Dartmouth in 1998 with a BA in Studio Art, Brosseau then enrolled in the graduate program at University of Pennsylvania, where he earned an MFA in 2001. The following year, as a Fulbright
Scholar, Brosseau went to Iceland and continued painting and printmaking. He
currently lives with his wife, writer Jenny Lentz, and two dogs in New
Jersey just outside of Philadelphia, and recently joined the collective Tiger Strikes Asteroid where he is serving as co-director. Painting has become his full time occupation. His paintings are on view through next week at EBK in Hartford, CT. (via press release)

I included Brosseau’s work in Nor’Easter, a members exhibition I selected at the New Britain Museum of Art last month.

Mark Brosseau, Spectral, 2014, acrylic, flashe, ink on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

“Mark Brosseau: Paintings,”  EBK Gallery, Hartford, CT. Through February 15, 2015.


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