MARK DEAN VECA: TWENTY YEARS
is a deluxe oversized coffee table book which reveals the evolution of work by the respected multimedia artist—including vibrant paintings and drawings, all-immersive psychedelic exhibition spaces and limited edition pieces. Veca's colorful, dynamic paintings pop off the page in bright red, orange and turquoise hues, with curvaceous lines inspired by the underground comic world. His work incorporates everything from pop culture references like Tony the Tiger and Scrooge McDuck to Americana elements like the Lincoln Memorial to the American Flag; to religious iconography including skulls, Buddhas and Ganeshas—all filtered through his own gaze. Veca recently produced a contemporary mural inspired by 18th century wallpaper for the Davies Gallery in the San Jose Museum of Art's historic wing, and he has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe and Japan at museums and galleries including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. His work has been featured in
The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Art Review,
Juxtapoz, and Flash Art.
About the authors
Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator and author based in Los Angeles.
She is currently LA Editor for WhiteHot Magazine, Contributing Editor for
Art Editor for VS. Magazine, a featured calendar writer and arts blogger at the
Weekly, a contributing writer for Flaunt Magazine and Bluecanvas, and a journalist
at KCET’s transmedia culture program, Artbound. Formerly Managing Editor at
Flavorpill.com and Art + Books Editor at LA CANVAS, her other publications have
included Modern Painters, Art Review, Artweek, ARTnews,
the Believer, tema
celeste, Angeleno, Art Asia Pacific, Coagula, and Juxtapoz. She is also published
in a number of exhibition catalogues and artist-monographs, curates a handful of
gallery exhibitions each year, and speaks in public with alarming frequency. A full
account of her activities is sometimes updated at www.sndx.net.
is is an art critic, author and curator living in New York. He has
contributed essays to numerous art books, monographs and exhibition catalogues
including Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art, Beautiful Losers:
Contemporary Art and Street Culture, Pop Surrealism: The Rise of Underground
Art, Ed Templeton: The Cemetery of Reason, and Kenny Scharf. Over the past
thirty years, McCormick’s articles have appeared in Art in America,
Artforum, Juxtapoz, SPIN, Aperture, and many other publications. McCormick is
Senior Editor of Paper magazine.
- Hardcover - Cloth with paper jacket
11.25 x 11.25"
(28.5 x 28.5 cm)
- 145 color plates
- Text by Shana Nys Dambrot and Carlo McCormick
- Edition of 1,000
- ISBN 978-1-937222-23-9
- Release date: September 2013
- Designed by Fontana Studios