Southfield, MI (PRWEB) December 19, 2006
Park West Gallery Artist Biography series invites the public to see the Adriatic coastline through the eyes and art of Andras Markos'. His work is grounded in abstract expressionism and conceptual art. He frequently works in thematic series and often incorporates works and calligraphic ideas as well as collage into his imagery. Markos works in many mediums, including painting on canvas and paper, lithography, serigraphy, etching and ceramics. Spanning Markos' long career, several distinctions including First Prize of Kiel, West Germany in 1983 and Prize at the International Graphic Biennale, Sao Paulo Brazil; Museum of Fine Art, Bucharest, Romania and Museum of Opole, Poland. He is currently showing at Park West Gallery in Southfield, Michigan.
Although born in the United States in California, Marko moved with his family at the age of ten to his parents' native home Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia.
During his early years he lived on several different islands off the coast of the Adriatic Sea. With the encouragement of his father, Miro, who was a watercolor artist, and inspired by the beauty of the sea and coastline, Marko began sketching scenes of his childhood.
It was this intense love of the sea that persuaded Marko to enroll in a school of navigation. From there he spent several years working in a shipyard and as a commercial diver.
"Being underwater in absolute silence helped me clear my thinking, and I finally realized I should be doing something better with my life." That 'something better' was returning to the love of art.
Every year, Marko spends time in Croatia where he gathers material for his work by studying the unusual scenery of the Adriatic Coast.
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