Studio Visit: Mark Schoening

Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

Mark Schoening has been busy in the studio lately working on a brand spanking new series of paintings and a new sculpture for a show opening this weekend at Blythe Projects in Culver City, Ca. He was kind enough to document the process and give you a sneak peak.

Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

Mark is primarily known for his action packed exploding/imploding paintings but as of late he has been building web like sculptures set in minimalist restraints.

Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

Each of these boxes function like their own individual universe, eventually being filled with a layered web of  color shooting out from every direction.
Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

I show this photo only to point out how organized Mark is. Look at his tape holding mechanism. Oh and don’t forget the special pouches to the right for his scissors! I’m jelous mark… very, very jealous. All my tapes are usually all over the floor and I can never find my scissors.
Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

Mark hard at work with the above mentioned scissors. If this was my studio visit this picture would show me scrambling around looking scissors in a pile of paper instead of focusing on the task at hand.

Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

A collection of completed paintings. These are some of the first to have color introduced to them.
Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

Mark deep within the art web.

Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

There is a lot of nice interaction between the paintings and the sculpture. I could even see a show where the paintings and sculptures were combined into one piece.

Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

Mark Schoenig painting studio visit

And the finished product! Make sure to stop by Marks opening and see the work in person.