Mark Dean Veca
Published by Zero+ Publishing
168 pages, Hardcover
11 1/4" x 11 1/4" (285 x 285 mm)
145 color illustrations, English
This deluxe oversized coffee table book opens up to reveal over twenty years of work by respected multimedia artist Mark Dean Veca — 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.