This enamel painting on shaped panel is a creation of Mark Piotrowski, one of the three artists currently on exhibition at Studio 23 for the MUCH.MORE.BETTER. exhibition. It’s just under four feet tall and is titled “Baby Cakes.”
Mark’s body of work on display requires the viewer to really study what he is doing and what he’s trying to say. The work is like infinity intertwining with infinity, it is like the space of an untold dimension constantly revealing and hiding itself from the viewer. The depth of his paintings is both very flat and extremely deep at the same time, which creates a vibrating effect that the eye and mind have to dissect in-order to find it’s truth. His use of color and line guide the viewer through the piece and reveals that there in no true beginning or end.
In his artists statement Mark talks about how human beings are constantly shifting both their physical self and their perspective. This can be clearly seen in “Baby Cakes” as the colorful lines guide the eye through the space created on the shaped panel. His work seems to represent the human condition, and how we have very little insight into our futures or where we are headed, but we trust the journey of our lives. The lines are a representation of the journey, and the never ending path of life. They are both chaotic and under control, which again parallels human life.
Please come in and contemplate his work in person, photos definitely do not do his work justice.