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Mark Gates

Booth Number: 239

Chattanooga, TN

With each of his works, Mark attempts to access the raw creativity of the right brain. The key is to allow the subconscious mind to take over for a while and tell a story. The resulting composition is like a feeling, a mood, or a half-formed thought. He employs texture, color and the interplay between the two to express his emotions through complexity and depth. He works with layers and creates dimension with scraping techniques in an instinctive, gestural style. Composition is dispersed, so that each finished piece is an object unto itself, while its intricacies encourage contemplation.