Mark Ottens

Mark Ottens

WINTER MELON, Acrylic on Panel, 8 x 10"

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HAMMERSLINK, Acrylic on Panel, 12 x 12"

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COFFIN, Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 16"

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PLUMB, Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 20"

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Untitled (LARGE ORNAMENTS), Acrylic on Panel, 20 x 16"

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THE HAMM'S BEAR, Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 16"

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BITTBURGER, Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 16"

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MD 20/20, Acrylic on Panel, 24 x 30"

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STIGMATA, Acrylic on Panel, 18 x 24"

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UNTITLED (ORNAMENTS), Acrylic on Panel, 12 x 12"

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UNTITLED (BOLD WAVY STRIPES), Acrylic on Panel, 4 x 4 x 3/4"

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FLOWMASTER, Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 20"

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UNTITLED, Acrylic on Panel, 4 x4"

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CELLARGE, Acrylic on Panel, 12 x 12"

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KRIMMER, Acrylic on Panel, 20 x 20"

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PASTORAL, Acrylic on Panel, 10 x 10 x 2"

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TURTLEBACK, Acrylic on Panel, 18 x 24"

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UNTITLED (STRIPES AND WAVES), Acrylic on Panel, 4 x 4"

Mark Ottens

UNTITLED (Argyle), Acrylic on Panel, 6 x 6 x 2"

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Mark Ottens

Mark Ottens employs an amazing painting technique that accentuates intense visual rigor. His energetic paintings possess a quick liveliness, but are contained as in a kind of tethered playfulness calling out for engagement. Often incorporating up to 60 layers of paint and varnish, Ottens' intimate works are a testament to patience and perseverance. Amazingly, he continues to find new ways to express the outer limits of color and depth on a flat surface.

Mark Ottens received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work was recently featured in Studio Visit and he regularly exhibits his work. Ottens lives and paints in Wisconsin.

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