Friday, March 9, 2012

Mark Fields website

Hello All,

All of you visiting this Blog are invited to visit my comprehensive web site at the web address below. On this site you will find various Galleries with as many as 30 different works of art in each Gallery. Please visit the following link and find out about me and my my work! I am grateful to be able to share my enthusiasm.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Photographic Sonatas" are a Psychological tour de force

Inspired by my love for classical music and The Cinema, these images are created by using the same compositional means. In the Cinema, edited and spliced film clips follow each other in succession creating a visual narrative. We the viewer must interpret the motion picture and decide for ourselves its meaning. In my PHOTOGRAPHIC SONATAS, I require the viewer to emotionally connect separate photographs that make up each SONATA. By juxtaposing them I want to elicit an emotional and psychological response. I have made no attempt to merge the individual photographs that make up each SONATA in the manner of say Jerry Uelsemann. I want the viewer to know that each SONATA is composed of different photographs. Like a dream bits and pieces of reality are remembered and assembled into each SONATA. This requires that the viewer form their own narrative rather than me supplying it. Like a dream they can only be explained in emotional terms. In classical music, giving musical works numbers instead of titles us common practice (Sonata No.2, Symphony No.6 etc.). Using only numbers allows an open ended investigation of this compositional method and is unlimited in its possibilities. (Domenico Scarlatti the Italian Baroque Composer wrote 555 Sonatas) Ideas in film and music follow each other in succession. I have applied this principle and use a generic form of 2,3 or 4 juxtaposed photographs to achieve each SONATA. While I do not believe I have been influenced by other artists, one can find similar emotion in the works of Bunuel and David Lynch.

2 of my "photographic Sonatas" exhibited

I could not be more pleased that 2 of my "Photographic Sonatas are on view at Always by Design", 265 S. 10th St, Phila. These 2 photographs are part of a suite of 21 Sonatas that I created over 5 years. Always by Design is cutting edge architectural firm that has a
a beautiful gallery space that everyone should go to see. I am excited to share 2 of my hard won images. I say hard won images because I lost sleep and weight digging very deeply into my own stylistic and spiritual imaging making process. I will always feel that
these 21 images are for me a doorway into a new psychological space. All 21 of my Photographic sonatas can be found on my web site that follows under the Gallery, "Photographic Sonatas"