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Magnolia Village

Block 7

Mark Renner

Mark Renner

The human characters portrayed in my work share a commonality with much of mankind. Often engaged in a search for deeper meaning, they are sojourners, agrarian and nomadic, frequently adrift in some imaginary terrain. Some are downcast, others cast aside, sometimes entangled in the human struggles that come with living, burdened by the problems endemic in their own nature. They are noble and weary workers driven to wander in a desire for forgetting, some by a hope that lies beyond ther current circumstance.
I have long been drawn to the unadorned ways and idioms of humanity, mining for the beauty among the ignoble. I grasp in my painting to convert the swellings of the inward imagination into a work that would provoke deeper examination.