Mark Hogensen employs heightened perspective and a bold palette in his work, combining irregular shape and illusory form to create abstractions that appear to jump off of the wall. Drawing parallels to architecture and landscape, his imagery evokes a sense of movement, encouraging the viewer to traverse pseudo-geometrical forms and drift amidst bulbous shapes.
Hogensen received his MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1990. He currently teaches at Palo Alto College, San Antonio, TX. His upcoming San Antonio exhibitions include Pronkstilleven, Joan Grona Gallery (2008); and Goin’ Mobile, Blue Star Center for Contemporary Art (2008). His work has been included in local exhibitions such as In Full Color, Radius Building (2005); H20, Considering the Hydrosphere, Southwest School of Art and Craft (2004); and Y2K PaSa – The Millennium Show, Airport Artspace (1999). He participated in Artpace’s annual Chalk It Up festival as a Showcase Artist in 2006 and 2004.