Come visit this incredible retrospective exhibition of an artist who has been creating his zany and amazing works for the last 50 years! Mark Bulwinkle's works are sure to amaze and entertain. Join us at the John Natsoulas Gallery to see his art!
John Natsoulas Gallery 519 17th Street, Oakland, California 94612, United States
John Natsoulas Galley Hosts Mark Bulwinkle
Join us at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, California to see selected
sculptures and prints from the 50-year career of the legendary artist Mark
Bulwinkle, the Oakland-based innovator of graphically cut steel.
Known for his manic steel silhouettes of dog-faced flowers and perverse,
joyful figures with electrified grins, Mark Bulwinkle's nutty artwork can be
spotted across the Pacific coast, displayed proudly in windows,
overgrown gardens, and small businesses.
Bulwinkle's graphically cut steel propelled him into fame,
influencing the creation of Burning Man in the 1980s and
even leading him to reject an interview with Oprah in 1991.
Lesser known but equally impressive
is his extensive work in diverse media:
ceramics, silkscreen, papier-mache,
and even digital illustration.
His enamel silkscreen process was
incredibly challenging to achieve, but
it resulted in beautifully textured
surfaces for his prints.
Bulwinkle received an MFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art
Institute in 1974, making hundreds of fabulously intricate industrial enamel
silkscreens and woodcuts.
This retrospective exhibition showcases
Bulwinkle's mastery of color and form in both two
and three dimensions throughout the last five
decades, tracing the development of his art
through diverse materials and revealing the stories
embedded in his work.
On display are a selection of his woodcuts
and screen prints, including several
gorgeous prints from his time at the San
Francisco Art Institute.
Bulwinkle is known for creating elaborate homes, filled with his own artwork. The first was his Manilla
St.House, a towering steel sculpture built around a modest townhouse that became a landmark in
Oakland. Later, he built his famous "Bulwinkleland," a space filled to the brim with his zany art.
Bulwinkle's flamboyant ceramic
works from graduate school will
also be featured, as well as papier-
Recent cut steel works painted with
colorful enamel will also be featured,