Mark Gaskin

Mark Gaskin

Mark Gaskin
Mark Gaskin (b. 1956, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) Mark Gaskin is a post-Modern painter who blends the effects of ancient fresco and mural art with contemporary subject matter. His fascinating technique – in which his painting surfaces are purposefully distressed – conjures the textures of prehistoric cave painting, ancient Roman painting, and Renaissance fresco painting. Gaskin deploys a number of methods and materials to achieve his surfaces, among them rolling up canvases prepared with gesso that’s dried to create craquelure. He then mixes his paints with wax to soften bright pigments – a technique known as encaustic. His subtle, appealing palette of waxen pastel colors and his contemporary subject matter then ‘fades’ into what one could call ‘faux-ancient’ painting grounds to mimic the effect of dreamscapes or misty places in the mind’s eye. The soft, cloud-like aura of his works is gentle to view, as if softened by the fog of time and indelible memory. He captivates us with today’s imagery, while alluding to the great, classic art of the past – Gaskin, thereby original in his message and method. The work of Mark Gaskin is welcome proof, if any were needed, that painting is and remains a major form of art in the waning days of the twentieth century. - Leo Rosshandler, I.A.A.C. Curator Emeritus, Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal, March 1997 Selected Exhibitions 2018Chloe Gallery, Winter Art and Winemakers' Dinner, San Francisco, CA 2017Chloe Gallery, Art Market, San Francisco, CA 2016 Chloe Gallery, Art and Winemakers’ Dinner Exhibition, Freedom of Artistic Thought, San Francisco, CA 2015 Chloe Gallery, Art and Winemakers’ Dinner Exhibition, San Francisco, CA 2014 Chloe Gallery, Art and Winemakers’ Dinner Exhibition, San Francisco, CA 2001 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 2000 Art Palm Beach, Florida 1999 Art Brussels, Belgium Art Miami,, Florida Art Fair, Palm Beach, Florida 1998 Art Fair, Pal, Beach, Florida Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 1997 Alexander Douglas Gallery, Singapore Trésors, Singapore Art Fair, Seattle, Washington Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert, California 1995-97 Art Miami, Florida 1995 Waddington-Gorce Gallery, Montreal, Canada Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 1994 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 1993 Diane Ferris Gallery, Vancouver, Canada Dr. Vigari Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 1991 Patrick Doheney Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 1990 Gallery 56, Vancouver, Canada Atropolis, Vancouver, Canada 1989 Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver, Canada 1994-96 Lineart, Ghent, Belgium Selected Collections Heenan-Blaikie Law Firm, MontrealRuth O’Hara Gallery, NYC, New YorkScotia McLeod, Investment Bank, West Vancouver, CanadaPhedias Art Group, Calgary, CanadaLinmann Investments, Vancouver, CanadaTriology Development, Vancouver, CanadaMirage Marketing, Seattle, WashingtonMercer Capital, Vancouver, CanadaClearly Canadian Beverages, Ontario, CanadaDundee Bancorp, Toronto, CanadaInside Out Interiors, Washington, D.C.QLT Photo, Marlboro, New JerseyStarcan Corporation, Toronto, CanadaGreenline Productions, Boston, MassachusettsNorthern Exposure Talent Management Group, Ltd., Vancouver & Los Angeles, CATalent Management MagazineNapatree DesignHarvard Innovation Lab, Harvard University, Cambridge, MACorpsport, Chantilly, VAGestion Phila, Inc., MontrealJ.M. Telleria & Assoc., Miami Beach, FL
Artist

Artwork

Bowl of Apples on My Piano
Mark Gaskin

Bowl of Apples on My Piano

Encaustic on Canvas

30 x 30 in

The Iceman
Mark Gaskin

The Iceman

Encaustic on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Bowl of Grapes
Mark Gaskin

Bowl of Grapes

Mixed Media on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Forest Nymph (Life) No. 2
Mark Gaskin

Forest Nymph (Life) No. 2

Oil on Panel

35.50 x 35.50 in

Man With Blue Hair (Zeus)
Mark Gaskin

Man With Blue Hair (Zeus)

Encaustic on panel

56 x 56 in

Pink Flowers
Mark Gaskin

Pink Flowers

Encaustic on Canvas

46 x 46 in

Portrait of Paloma (Sun Girl)
Mark Gaskin

Portrait of Paloma (Sun Girl)

Encaustic on panel

44 x 40 in

Small Elephant 1
Mark Gaskin

Small Elephant 1

Encaustic on panel

50 x 50 in

Still Life for Bird Temple #2
Mark Gaskin

Still Life for Bird Temple #2

Encaustic on canvas & board with copper inlay

21 x 24 in

Still Life for Bird Temple #9
Mark Gaskin

Still Life for Bird Temple #9

Encaustic on canvas & board with copper inlay

21 x 24 in

The Forest No. 1
Mark Gaskin

The Forest No. 1

Oil on Panel

68 x 68 in

The Rose No. 3
Mark Gaskin

The Rose No. 3

Oil on Panel

15.50 x 15.50 in

The Temple
Mark Gaskin

The Temple

Encaustic on Canvas

33 x 74 in

This Way
Mark Gaskin

This Way

Encaustic on Canvas

68 x 52 in

Winter Tree #1
Mark Gaskin

Winter Tree #1

Encaustic on Canvas

65 x 48 in

Girl with Pink Roses
Mark Gaskin

Girl with Pink Roses

Encaustic on Canvas

30 x 30 in

The Shell and Flowers
Mark Gaskin

The Shell and Flowers

Encaustic on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Chapultepec
Mark Gaskin

Chapultepec

Encaustic on Canvas

80 x 32 in

Forest Nymph (Live)
Mark Gaskin

Forest Nymph (Live)

Oil on Panel

35.50 x 35.50 in

Mums In Purple
Mark Gaskin

Mums In Purple

Mixed Media on Canvas

61 x 56 in

Portrait No. 5
Mark Gaskin

Portrait No. 5

Encaustic on Canvas

56 x 56 in

Portrait of Samuel (Sun Boy)
Mark Gaskin

Portrait of Samuel (Sun Boy)

Encaustic on panel

44 x 40 in

Small Elephant 2
Mark Gaskin

Small Elephant 2

Encaustic on panel

50 x 50 in

Still Life for Bird Temple #5
Mark Gaskin

Still Life for Bird Temple #5

Encaustic on Canvas

21 x 24 in

Sunflowers Wild
Mark Gaskin

Sunflowers Wild

encaustic on canvas and wood

30 x 30 in

The Forest No. 2
Mark Gaskin

The Forest No. 2

Oil on Panel

52 x 52 in

The Rose No. 4
Mark Gaskin

The Rose No. 4

Oil on Panel

15.50 x 15.50 in

The Tourists
Mark Gaskin

The Tourists

Encaustic on Canvas

40 x 60 in

Whispers
Mark Gaskin

Whispers

Encaustic on Canvas

56 x 56 in

Yellow Lilies #2
Mark Gaskin

Yellow Lilies #2

Encaustic on Canvas

64 x 64 in

Pink Rose in Blue Vase
Mark Gaskin

Pink Rose in Blue Vase

Encaustic on Canvas

30 x 30 in

Blue Angel #2
Mark Gaskin

Blue Angel #2

Encaustic on Canvas

34 x 34 in

Comfort - Flower Vase
Mark Gaskin

Comfort - Flower Vase

Oil on Paper

20 x 20 in

Forest Nymph (Love)
Mark Gaskin

Forest Nymph (Love)

Oil on Panel

35.50 x 35.50 in

Orchids
Mark Gaskin

Orchids

Mixed Media on Canvas

44 x 56 in

Portrait of a Girl No. 1
Mark Gaskin

Portrait of a Girl No. 1

Encaustic on Canvas

56 x 56 in

Quest - Chicken Study
Mark Gaskin

Quest - Chicken Study

Oil on Paper

16 x 16 in

Still Life for Bird Temple #1
Mark Gaskin

Still Life for Bird Temple #1

Encaustic on canvas & board with copper inlay

21 x 24 in

Still Life for Bird Temple #7
Mark Gaskin

Still Life for Bird Temple #7

Encaustic on canvas & board with copper inlay

21 x 24 in

The Arrangement
Mark Gaskin

The Arrangement

Oil on Panel

68 x 114 in

The Rose No. 1
Mark Gaskin

The Rose No. 1

Oil on Panel

15.50 x 15.50 in

The Self - Female
Mark Gaskin

The Self - Female

Oil on Panel

52 x 99 in

The Tree No. 2
Mark Gaskin

The Tree No. 2

Oil on Panel

68 x 52 in

White Flower
Mark Gaskin

White Flower

Encaustic on Canvas

41 x 40 in

Young Buddha
Mark Gaskin

Young Buddha

Encaustic on panel

48 x 40 in

Rose Bouquet
Mark Gaskin

Rose Bouquet

Encaustic on Canvas

32 x 32 in

Blue Faced (Psyche)
Mark Gaskin

Blue Faced (Psyche)

Encaustic on panel

60 x 54 in

Forest Nymph  (Life)
Mark Gaskin

Forest Nymph (Life)

Oil on Panel

36 x 36 in

Horse
Mark Gaskin

Horse

Mixed Media on Canvas

34 x 61 in

Peonies
Mark Gaskin

Peonies

Encaustic on Canvas

40 x 32 in

Portrait of Carmen
Mark Gaskin

Portrait of Carmen

Encaustic on panel

56 x 56 in

Sigh #2
Mark Gaskin

Sigh #2

Encaustic on Canvas

34 x 34 in

Still Life for Bird Temple #10
Mark Gaskin

Still Life for Bird Temple #10

Encaustic on canvas & board with copper inlay

21 x 24 in

Still Life for Bird Temple #8
Mark Gaskin

Still Life for Bird Temple #8

Encaustic on canvas & board with copper inlay

21 x 24 in

The Cathedral Roof
Mark Gaskin

The Cathedral Roof

Oil on Panel

36 x 52 in

The Rose No. 2
Mark Gaskin

The Rose No. 2

Oil on Panel

15.50 x 15.50 in

The Self (Cell)
Mark Gaskin

The Self (Cell)

Oil on Panel

68 x 52 in

The Tree No. 3
Mark Gaskin

The Tree No. 3

Oil on Panel

68 x 52 in

White Horse
Mark Gaskin

White Horse

Encaustic on panel

54 x 66 in

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