Mark Brasuell

My life and artwork revolve around my own personal experience. I am a painter, sculptor, and multimedia artist. I use energy, emotion, and a physicality in creating my artwork. I usually start out with a vague idea about the emotional impact I want the piece to have, but I rarely have any thought out plan of what the finished piece will look like. I let my intuition, body movement, and emotional state guide the piece out of my mind and onto the canvas or drawing surface. I reserve all judgment until the final stages of the piece.
I have often said that I hate painting. I mean that sometimes the process can be excruciating for me, because I am not satisfied with what the painting looks like prior to being finished. However, the last 10 or 15 minutes of the painting is the best part. In a way it is exactly like a drug. I get euphoric and excited about how it turns out. I think to myself, “That is what I was thinking”. Really, without thinking at all. I was born in Texas and moved to Colorado in 1987. I was tired of sandstorms, and I wanted to live in a place that was beautiful and green.I am a founding member of EDGE Gallery and I teach at Metro State College of Denver. I have a BFA from Texas Tech University, and a Masters Degree from The University of Denver. I have been a prominent figure in the Alternative Cooperative Gallery scene in Colorado for over 25 years and am a founding member of EDGE Gallery and Currently President of Spark Gallery. I had my 25 year retrospective at Regis University in 2015. I have been published in several books, have art in The Denver Art Museum, and have been feature on Television several times.

For the last several years I have focused on what I call conceptual abstraction. It is based on color, action, and some personal and emotional “ideas” There is usually a background and foreground, vibrant and moody colors, and an occasional ghostly image or two. I want people to make up their own minds about exactly what these images are, but I try to point the viewer in a particular direction. I want people to enjoy my artwork and to see something new in the paintings every time they view them.

Artworks





Granda Azeno Patrino

Handmade pastel on paper. Hung on hangers attached to the back of the artwork, so invisible to the viewer.

Medium: Handmade Pastel on Paper
Dimensions: 60" X " X 40"
Status: Available
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Spiralo

Handmade pastel on paper from the series OLIO (Parts), included in the exhibitions (In) Particulate at Spark Gallery

Medium: Handmade Pastel on Paper
Dimensions: 60" X " X 40"
Status: Available
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Sonĝo

Acrylic Painting featured in the exhibition "Mascara" at Adams State University in Alamosa Colorado

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 55" X " X 50"
Status: Available
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Olio Folio

Acrylic painting featured in the exhibition "Mascara" at Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Dimensions: 55" X " X 50"
Status: Available
Subscription Plan: Art Collector ($149)
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