Friday, May 3, 2013

Bruce Marion at Mirada Fine Art, inner LIGHT

In all of his paintings, Arizona-based artist Bruce Marion strives to reflect an inner light that gleams through what he refers to as an 'external reality.' His newest body of work, to be unveiled at Mirada Fine Art on Friday night, May 10th, is entitled 'inner LIGHT' and reveals a tremendous understanding of that glow, and the outstanding technical skills necessary to reflect it.  

Bruce Marion at Mirada Fine Art, Mile High Mecca, acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48"
We hope you will come meet Bruce as he unveils 'inner LIGHT' and see firsthand why American Art Collector magazine chose it as one of their featured exhibitions nationwide for the month of May.Classically trained at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in California, Mr. Marion employs a technique originally developed by the Masters. They typically covered their canvas with a 'mid-tone' such as umber and then developed their images by building upon that color, while simultaneously taking away color to convey light and shadow. Similarly, Bruce starts his process by completely covering a white canvas with a free-form layer of frenetic color. He builds upon that color, and like a sculptor chipping away at stone, 'subtracts' color to let the light of his image show through. He follows the painting and allows it to develop, rather than trying to impose a pre-determined plan. The result? Gloriously gleaming landscapes, figures, cityscapes and abstract acrylic paintings, rich with light, shadow and texture.

Bruce Marion at Mirada Fine Art, Sky Dance, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"
Many years as an illustrator honed Bruce Marion's fine art skills. He then had to teach himself to let go of some of that and allow color and form to emerge. "Being able to successfully reach people through art demands a duality of character," Bruce has said. "You have to be disciplined enough to show up and start working, then you have to allow the inspiration to come to you, and smart enough to recognize that inspiration and go with it."

Bruce Marion at Mirada Fine Art, Meditations (diptych), acrylic on canvas, 48" x 48" x2
Marion is an artist to the core. At the tender age of nine, he sold his first piece in a juried professional show. While working on his Bachelor of Fine Arts, he had the opportunity to study with world-renowned artist Pat Nagel, and the father of Post-Surrealism, Lorser Feitelson. He has taught at several art institutes, and his work is prized in both private and public collections throughout the country. 

Bruce Marion at Mirada Fine Art, Ravishing, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 24"
'inner LIGHT' is Mr. Marion's most comprehensive solo exhibition to date.  We hope you can join us for this special event! 

Bruce Marion at Mirada Fine Art, Autumn Belles, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 36"
Bruce Marion at Mirada Fine Art, At Dawn's Doorstep, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 36"

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