Growing up in New England, I have always been drawn to the power of nature but after moving to New York City, the city lifestyle had an enormous impact on my creative process. Creating a visual that can capture energy in a fleeting moment is what I hope to communicate.
My work is rooted in photography with a contemporary approach; I incorporate a digital overlay technique of layering multiple images that results in a collaged effect. I produce my images by using various traditional and digital photographic processes which are then printed on materials such as metal, acrylic, canvas, watercolor paper, and textiles.
The work I create represents my life, my experiences, and my evolution as an artist over the years. My work incorporates visuals of both city and rural landscapes with personal touches applied throughout each scene. My inspiration is based on capturing moments in time which are interpreted with the use of color, texture, shapes, light, and motion. Each piece reflects an influential moment or feeling that has occurred during my life and I hope to inspire my viewers to engage with their own moment of reflection.
Mark was born in Clinton, Massachusetts and studied at Rochester Institute of Technology where he received a BFA in photography and digital imaging. After college, he traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico for an apprenticeship at a photography studio. Mark eventually ended up in New York City managing the production operations side of creative departments giving him an opportunity to be on the top of digital imagery, design and photography industry. Mark’s work has been shown throughout the East Coast from Montclair, New Jersey to Kennebunk, Maine. His work is featured in business and private collections in California, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Florida and Rhode Island. Mark also shares his experiences and creative processes through classes and consultations.
“My body of work is the story of my life” - Mark Pizza