Artist Mark Brasuell was born in Texas and moved to Colorado in 1987. He was tired of sandstorms, and wanted to live in a place that was beautiful and green. Brasuell received his BFA from Texas Tech University and his MFA from the University of Denver. He is a founding member of EDGE Gallery and teaches at Metro State College in Denver.
Brasuell's life and artwork revolves around his own personal experiences. He is a painter, sculptor, and multimedia artist that uses energy, emotion, and a physicality when creating his work. This technique is what Brasuell calls Conceptual Abstraction. Usually Brasuell starts out with a vague idea about the emotional impact he wants the piece to have, but rarely has any thought-out plan of what the finished piece will look like. Brasuell lets his intuition, body movement, and emotional state guide the piece out of his mind and onto the canvas or drawing surface and reserves all judgement until the final stages of the piece. There is usually a background and foreground, vibrant and moody colors, and an occasional ghostly image or two. Brasuell wants people to make up their own minds about exactly what these images are, but point the viewer in a particular direction. He also wants people to enjoy his artwork and to see something new every time they view his work.
Brasuell's work is collected by major museums in Colorado, including the Denver Art Museum, and both private and corporate collectors nationwide.Read More