Mark Planisek has incorporated more than the average
range of processes in his work. His photo collages start as
black and white photographic compositions. By the time a piece
is completed they are complex, surrealistic, fractured scenes
that question how you can look differently and question something
that you thought was obvious at first glance.
he composes his works using a variety of media, photography
is one of the most important resources in Planisek's work
. In fact he uses many different mediums to hand paint his
photographic compositions. Schooled traditionally in drawing
and painting, but it was the camera and its ability to mirror
life that captivated his interest. His current collection
demonstrates the merging of his fine arts background with
the more technical world of photography. The variety of visual
elements in Planisek's art evokes animated, dream-like visions.
In many of his images we see the recurring depiction of eyes
that see, search, inquire, and challenge. Through the eyes,
Planisek suggests, we can see into someone's inner core, just
as they can see into ours.
2004 his works were exhibited at theMuseum Of Contemporary
Art (MOCADC), inWashington, D.C., The Concepto Gallery in
Brooklyn New York, In 2003 at Columbia University at the Teachers
College Gallery in New York City and the Artist Space Gallery
in SoHo, New York City. In the recent past he has shown his
work at the Smithsonianís International Gallery (1999),
in Washington, D.C., the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL.
(1999). He has exhibited his work abroad at Gallerie Ambiente'
in Gelnhaussen, Germany, Roxi's Pocket Art Museum in Hamburg,
Germany, Area Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Ryerson Gallery,
Toronto, Ontario, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and
The Lalit Kala Academy of Art, New Delhi, India.