Friday, September 9, 2011

Twin Towers • Collage Series Continues

Here are three more collages in the Twin Towers series. There are 48 collages in the series and at least two more in the works. The first thirty collages are here (see previous posts) and at my Flickr site.

For about eight years I considered doing some artwork that explored my complex feelings about 9/11 and specifically the Twin Towers as powerful icons. Originally the series of collage and collage/paintings were a creative exercise that used the Towers as a compositional starting point. The more I explored various ideas the more interesting the work became for me.

Twin Towers #31
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper


























Twin Towers #32
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

























Twin Towers #33
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper


Saturday, September 3, 2011

More Collage Work

One of the joys of doing collage work is repurposing refuse.

 Untitled (Petals 2), 2011, Collage on canvas, 11" x 14"

Friday, September 2, 2011

Old But New

Here's a painting from 2005

Strongarm Tactic, 2005, Oil on Canvas





Thursday, September 1, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Collage

Here's a recent mixed media collage with text.

Untitled, 2011, Collage on canvas, 11" x 14"

Friday, July 1, 2011

Number 48

Skipping out of sequence with this one. Owned by Kathleen McGinn, this is the
48th collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #48
Collage/mixed media, 16" x 20" on canvas, framed.





















Smoke, my new short film premiers tomorrow as part of the Scary Cow Independent Film Festival at the Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA...Tomorrow at 3PM. Here's a teaser.



Smoke -Teaser Trailer from Mark Nobriga on Vimeo.



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mixed Media Figure

Occasionally,the figure works its way into my mixed media work.

Wende with Pole
Mixed Media, 8" x 10" (on 14" x 17" paper)


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A Collage A Day (almost) • Day 30

30th collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #30
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Religious Painting #1
2002
29 1/2" x 29 1/2" - Oil, wax and fabric on panel.

Chocolate Jesus
2002
67 1/2" X 67 1/2" - Oil and metal leaf on panel.

A Collage A Day (almost) • Day 29

29th collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #29
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Friday, April 22, 2011

A Collage A Day (almost) • Day 28

28th collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #28
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Collage A Day (almost) • Day 27

Looks like I lagged on my posts this week. Here is 27th collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #27
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper



Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Collage A Day • Day 26

26th collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #26
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Collage A Day • Day 25

25th collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #25
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Collage A Day • Day 24

24th collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #24
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Collage A Day • Day 23

23rd collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #23
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Collage A Day • Day 22

22nd collage in the series Twin Towers. 

Twin Towers #22
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Collage A Day • Day 21

21st collage in the series Twin Towers. The series continues.

Twin Towers #21
Collage, 9" x 12" on 14" x 17" paper

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Look Back at the "Old" Stuff

Fruitcake for Iraq (Gift of Democracy)
2004
30" x 30" - Oil, acrylic, metal-leaf, and collage on canvas.
Looking at some past work from my website http://www.marknobriga.com. Seems like it's been years since the U.S invaded Iraq- And yes, it has been years since Rumsfeld's "shock and awe" campaign in Iraq where at some point he uttered "It is unknowable how long that conflict will last. It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months." Uh, yeah. Can you say V-I-E-T-N-A-M. Anyway, here are a few of my pieces about the war since it started in 2003.

Building Democracy 
2005
"18 1/2 " x 24 1/2" - Acrylic and collage on canvas
 
Democracy in Action 
2006
35" x 45" - Mixed media on panel.

Spread of Democracy
2006
27 1/2 " x 33 3/4" - Mixed media on panel.


Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year New Art

Cops Interrogate Kate from FIRE


It's been several months since I've posted. Since July, I've been working diligently on FIRE, a short film that I directed and produced. FIRE premiers February 13th at the Castro Theatre as part of the 2011 Scary Cow film festival. Above, is a still from the movie.

I've managed to get in some drawing time too. Here are three new mixed media cubist pieces I finished last week.

Cubist Still Life with Guitar, 2010 Mixed media on paper



Cubist Still Life with Skull, 2010 Mixed media on paper

Pink and Blue Cubist Still Life , 2010 Mixed media on paper