Mark Alan Anderson is visual artist, writer, and educator who relies on visual and verbal language to communicate stories about the human condition: how & where we choose to live.
Considering himself a student of the world, Anderson is intensely interested in various ways of mark making: economical lines, splashes of color, expressive brush marks – and how those things combine in a narrative fashion.
“Marks have an energy to them that intrigues me. Even doodling is important to me, and I interpret loosely sketched marks as a sort of fresh shorthand for bigger, broader narratives. A gestural mark communicates more through simplicity than can often be told by great detail.”
“In a sense, we’re all making marks, most of which are scrawled upon the world and the people around us. I treasure those marks, those small moments and interactions, the every day ordinary, and the overlooked. I choose to pause for a moment to observe these encounters in search of the story fragment that is there if we but watch for it. “
Contact Mark Alan Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org