January 27, 2009  |  art, News, San Diego, Sneek Peek

MDV bugs eyes with his Popeye wall...

Here we have our first sneek peek at one of MARK DEAN VECA's new wall paintings for his retrospective show opening this Thursday, January 29th at the UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY/UCSD. Providing a comprehensive overview of the Shreveport, Louisiana native & current Altadena resident's creative oeuvre, "Mark Dean Veca: Painting, Wall Drawings and Collaborations" chronicles the diversity of the painter's career from his early drawings and monochrome paintings to his creative collaborations with Nike, KAWS, Ford, and Burton Snowboards, before arriving at a selection of the artist's stunning new work. The show will feature two intensely detailed wall paintings indoors & out exhibiting his signature style of graphic assault. In the words of curator Steve Mitchell, “Veca works in the meticulous tradition of the fresco painter to produce an image that paradoxically evokes the immediacy of the graffiti artist.” Keep an eye on ST for more MDV updates soon...

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