Mark C. Mullin, "Lumen 3," 2002, oil on canvas, 30 cm x 30 cm.
MARK C. MULLIN
By Shannon Heth
Mark Mullin is quite happy to puzzle himself with perceptual dilemmas. He translates onto canvas those points at which water meets sky, matter meets light, and gas meets matter. His oil paintings are an investigation of the space that surrounds us, in an attempt to "give form to things that are formless." Inspired more by chaos theory than art theory, Mullin uses paint as a "skin of frozen arrested light" to create paintings that interpret matter and dimension. Susan Almrud, owner of Vancouver's State Gallery, says she was "completely drawn to the physical, almost sculptural element" of Mullin's work. Mark Mullin will show his personal expressions of the metaphysical March 12 to April 5, 2003, at the State Gallery, upper floor, 1564 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver. His work is also carried at TrepanierBaer Gallery in Calgary.