Personal exhibition from the 9th to the 15th of October 2015
Mark Kaplan is a modern neo-impressionist, characterized by his energy. Mark's ebullient style and fauvist palette fashioned him the "sun painter".
Mark is an accomplished artist who has received his classical training and honed his techniques over the years. Before dedicating himself fully to painting, Mark Kaplan worked for several years as a set designer and gave free rein to his passion for color and extravagance. From this theatrical period, Kaplan has retained a trademark for stylization and dramatic compositions. His bouquets of huge irises or gladioli painted in dark crimson or bright red explode on the canvas like a volcanic eruption.
Kaplan uses facets to express volume and brilliant color to interpret form. His modern neo-impressionist paintings of rural and urban landscapes radiate a kaleidoscope of colored light and warmth. The light erodes normal perspective, submerging some details and emphasizing others. It results in a delicate, evanescent impression, anchored in sketchy, vaguely-suggested outlines.
Due to his free-flowing lines, solid compositions, and his bold, dramatic brush strokes Mark Kaplan's paintings have found a place in the greatest art collections beside the works of Monet, Bonnard, Chagall, Soutine, and Van Gogh. Mark's impressive technique is influenced by the impressionist and post-impressionist traditions. His works are seen in galleries and private collections in Singapore, Miami, New York, Tokyo, and many other cities all over the world.