Digital Artist Mark Friedman Featured at AmericanFrame.com

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Every month, American Frame, a web-based custom framing and art printing company in Maumee, OH, features the work of an artist from their online art gallery at http://www.americanframe.com. This month we are pleased to honor digital artist Mark Friedman of Lafayette, Colorado. He was selected from over 10,000 artists and photographers. Friedman is often seduced by color, and revels in the experimentation possible with digital media. The featured work is “Swimming.” Prints are available for sale via his American Frame art gallery. http://www.americanframe.com/Artist/ArtistBoard.aspx?artistid=db5bf8d2-11e7-4757-b70a-7546cec1cf4b

Swimming

Swimming

Multi-faceted artist and technophile Mark Friedman is always looking to synthesize and integrate.

Multi-faceted artist and technophile Mark Friedman is always looking to synthesize and integrate. “I want to use technology to create art that you couldn’t make otherwise.” Consistent with this enthusiasm, Friedman is both a photographer and a digital artist, using several types of specialized software to “paint” digital originals.

“One of the greatest things about digital work is how much exploration and experimentation you can do, because it’s so easy to undo things that don’t work out.”

Friedman got interested in art at the age of fifteen, when his mother “dragged” him to a Van Gogh exhibit and the work “blew him away.” He began working with images through photography as well as expressing himself through poetry and music. It was the poetry that led to his interest in digital art. “I was designing the back cover of a book of my poems and got carried away.”

Since then he has concentrated on his visual art, particularly striving to mimic impressionist brushstrokes and texture with digital tools. In addition he has recently been experimenting with the creation of an art genre he calls “digital poetry,” in which he adds animation and sound to his poetry in a digital medium, such as iTunes. For more on Mark’s work you can check out his website at http://www.mdfriedman.com.

The featured piece, “Swimming,” won first place in the Lafayette Community Art Show in 2011. “I had been to Key West that year on tour with my band and was blown away by the underwater world. The colors haunted me until I did this piece.”

When displaying his work Friedman often forgoes the frame in favor of an unframed stretched canvas. He has also mounted paper prints on backboard beveled so that, when hung, the piece appears to float off the wall.

We’ve framed “Swimming” in a traditional manner. See the featured piece custom framed on American Frame’s blog. or visit Friedman’s [gallery.

To contact Mark Friedman and read about his other pursuits, visit his website at http://www.mdfriedman.com.

About American Frame
American Frame provides high quality DIY custom picture framing supplies and materials, tools, and fine art printing services at wholesale prices via its website: http://www.americanframe.com throughout the USA. It features an easy web interface where visitors can design a custom frame treatment for assembly in the comfort of their home. One can also upload a digital image, request it printed on canvas or fine art paper, choose framing materials and receive their custom art ready to hang. All orders are handcrafted in its Maumee OH facility and shipped within 2 business days. Family owned and operated since 1973. Love your art. Frame it right.

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