New Works by John Marak 

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Inspired by the ever-fluctuating urban environment and the natural weathering of apparently stable materials like metal and cement, John Marak creates paintings that reflect the unintentional patterns and continuous changes that he comes across. A Kansas City native, Marak uses his background in painting, ceramics and graphic design to create aesthetic objects that look unearthed and already in the middle of processes of change.

 

Through a process of exploration and experimenting, I continue to discover new possibilities in raw industrial materials in the creation of my process-based abstract work. I use metal, plaster, cement and industrial glue in my sculptural paintings. I’m inspired by how nature over time transforms surfaces, colors and forms, creating a sense of history and the passing of time. My aesthetic is influenced by Wabi-sabi, a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". Wabi connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence

are evidenced in its patina and wear.-- John Marak

Sculpture 1
Acrylic and plaster on masonite with copper base
14 x 78.5 in
$2,800
(Sculpture body can be removed from base, still has same size copper bottom)
 

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Plaster and acrylic on masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,250

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Stucco, acrylic on masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,100

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Plaster and oxidized paint on masonite

24 x 48 in

$1,900

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Glue and oxidized paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,600

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,500

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Sheet metal and oxidized paint on cement

24 x 24 in

$1,100

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Plaster and acrylic on masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,400

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Plaster and acrylic and masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,400

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Plaster and acrylic and masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,250

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Glue and oxidized paint on masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,250

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Glue and oxidized paint on masonite 

24 x 24 in

$1,150

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Water putty and acrylic on masonite

36 x 36 in

$2,200

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Plaster and oxidized paint on masonite

24 x 48 in

$1,900

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Plaster and Acrylic

24 x 48 in

$1,800

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Cement and acrylic on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,250

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,500

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,500

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$250

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$250

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$250

Marak 2015

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Acrylic, sheet metal, masonite wood

36 x 24 in

$1,800

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Acrylic and glue on masonite wood

12 x 12 in

$250

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Acrylics on masonite wood

24 x 36 in

$1,600

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Acrylic and glue on masonite wood

24 x 36 in

$1200

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Acrylic on masonite wood

36 x 48 in

$2,400

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Plaster and acrylic on masonite

18 x 24 in

$600

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Plaster and acrylic on masonite

24 x 36 in

$2,400

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Acrylic on masonite

12" x 9"

$250

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Glue and acrylic on masonite

24" x 24"

$900

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Glue, acrylic and plaster on masonite

48 x 48 in

$3,600

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Acrylic on masonite

10 x 14 in

$300

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Acrylic on masonite

10" x 10"

$250

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Glue and acrylic on masonite

24" x 24"

$900

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Glue, plaster and oxidized paint on masonite
24 x 24 in
$800

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Acrylic and plaster on masonite

10 x 14 in

$250

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Acrylic on masonite

24" x 24"

$800

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Sand, glue and acrylic on masonite

48" x 60"

$4,000

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Paint enamel, oxidized paint and sheetmetal on masonite 

24" x 36"

$1,600

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Paint enamel, oxidized paint and sheetmetal metal

24" x 36"

$1,600

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Plaster and acrylic on masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,250

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Stucco, acrylic on masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,100

Untitled 70

Plaster and oxidized paint on masonite

24 x 48 in

$1,900

Untitled 73

Glue and oxidized paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,600

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,500

Untitled 59
Sheet metal and oxidized paint on cement

24 x 24 in

$1,100

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Plaster and acrylic on masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,400

(Sold)

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Plaster and acrylic and masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,400

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Plaster and acrylic and masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,250

(Sold)

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Glue and oxidized paint on masonite

24 x 24 in

$1,250

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Glue and oxidized paint on masonite 

24 x 24 in

$1,150

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Water putty and acrylic on masonite

36 x 36 in

$2,200

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Plaster and oxidized paint on masonite

24 x 48 in

$1,900

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Plaster and Acrylic

24 x 48 in

$1,800

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Cement and acrylic on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,250

Untitled 74

Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,500

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$1,500

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$250

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$250

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Steel and enamel paint on masonite

24 x 36 in

$250

Marak 2015

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Acrylic, sheet metal, masonite wood

36 x 24 in

$1,800

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Acrylic and glue on masonite wood

12 x 12 in

$250

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Acrylics on masonite wood

24 x 36 in

$1,600

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Acrylic and glue on masonite wood

24 x 36 in

$1200

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Acrylic on masonite wood

36 x 48 in

$2,400

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Plaster and acrylic on masonite

18 x 24 in

$600

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Plaster and acrylic on masonite

24 x 36 in

$2,400

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Acrylic on masonite

12" x 9"

$250

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Glue and acrylic on masonite

24" x 24"

$900

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Glue, acrylic and plaster on masonite

48 x 48 in

$3,600

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Acrylic on masonite

10 x 14 in

$300

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Acrylic on masonite

10" x 10"

$250

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Glue and acrylic on masonite

24" x 24"

$900

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Glue, plaster and oxidized paint on masonite
24 x 24 in
$800

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Acrylic and plaster on masonite

10 x 14 in

$250

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Acrylic on masonite

24" x 24"

$800

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Sand, glue and acrylic on masonite

48" x 60"

$4,000

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Paint enamel, oxidized paint and sheetmetal on masonite 

24" x 36"

$1,600

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Paint enamel, oxidized paint and sheetmetal metal

24" x 36"

$1,600