Mark Lang


Illusion, 2011
Oil on canvas
48 x 60 in.

Quebec-based painter Mark Lang plays with our concepts of art and art history. His primary intention is to elevate the seemingly mundane aspects of human existence, turning urban interior spaces into a stage on which everyday occurrences become a spectacle. Lang appropriates style and imagery from historical figures in art history, layering references to painters and paintings. The images created are rich in both a historical and visual sense, and are imbued with irony.

Mark Lang was granted a diploma with distinction from the Alberta College of Art in 1987, before earning an MFA from the School of Visual Art in New York. A three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant, he now lives in Montréal, Québec. Lang’s works are found in several distinctive and corporate collections.