"Markowitz´s elegant approach emerges from the depths, from the zone of that very fine line between the rational and the ethereal of the spiritual. The essence in each of his paintings arrives from his most authentic self. Nothing comes free, but the freedom in his works flow generously, which is demonstrated in the skilled blending of color. Within his paintings there is consistently present a sense of great hope that oozes continuously throughout the spaces."

– María José Marti, Galerista, Punto Arte, Barcelona

Biography

I grew into oils from beginning with acrylics. I became seduced and enchanted by the fluidity of blending my own colors. I yet am captivated by the presence of movement in the oils as my brushes flow to release layers of color blends. Initially I aimed to achieve depth through the layers that would summon the viewer to reflect on the passage of time and then go beyond to explore the illusion of time. The ‘pure’ minimalism of Rothko and Turner’s later works were principal inspirations.
I bring my photographic understanding of light into the translations in efforts to reveal the mystical, and even arouse a transcendental experience. Indeed, because of my own experiences, the mysteries of life propel and inspire my quest for beauty - personally and generally. I have evolved deeply in personal exploration and am inspired by the works of great art. Recently the expressionist works of Amedeo Modigliani, and Egon Schiele, Marlene Dumas and the Fauve style of KeesVan Dongen have awakened in my practices a certain freedom.
I appreciate the collectors worldwide who graciously display my works in their homes and enterprises. My abilities to connect with and value people have grown throughout my life as I have expanded my appreciation for humanity by living in various locations on our magnificent planet. Born in the continental United States, I have lived in the Hawaiian Islands, Japan, Spain and France.

International Galleries have exhibited my works since 1994. My works have been featured in solo expositions in Paris, France, Barcelona, Spain, Cadaqués, Spain, and my works have shared group expositions and representation in Berlin, Germany and in New York, San Francisco, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Portland, Tucson, and San Diego and Colorado in the United States.

Selected Hightlights:

Galeria de la Riba, Cadequés Spain


Galeria Punto Arte, Barcelona Spain


Collective Invitation,  Cathédral Commémoration, Aniane, France

Galerie Couteron, Paris, France





Artist Statement

Current Work. Raw & Exposed: Faces of Beauty

This series evolved with my own permission to allow the spontaneity of the moment to create the brush strokes that represent authentic raw emotions .

This body of work has the clear intention of exploring my deepest and most personal feelings. In my desire to see myself truly, to see my own inner ‘beautiful.” The more I authorized the freedom in these strokes, the deeper I found authentic expressions including, yet not limited to, desires, struggles and joys, strengths, weakness, fears, rage, and contemplative reflection.

My hope for this series of paintings is not only to review my personal reflection, yet also to permit viewers to perhaps open to experience their own layers, and to see a beauty in our common humanness – to accept the gift of emotional expression.
I have heard it said, that art is by people for people.


Paris, New York, Barcelona, Berlin, Cadequès, Maui, Los Angeles, Denver....


Representation

Gary work has been exhibited internationally in galleries since 1994. Solo shows in Paris, France, Barcelona, Spain, Cadaques, Spain and   group shows and representation in Berlin, Germany and in New York, San Francisco, Hawaii, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Portland, Tucson, San Diego.

2016: Point Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2015: Point Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Gallery Aha, Longmont, Colorado

2014: Point Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Gallery Aha, Longmont, Colorado

2012: Gallerie Couteron, Paris, France/Ateleir 61, Paris, France/Atlelier Herdin, Pézenas, France, Sargent´s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii

2012: Gallerie Couteron, Paris, France/Ateleir 61, Paris, France/Atlelier Herdin, Pézenas, France, Sargent´s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii 

2011: Atlelier Herdin, Pézenas, France/Chapelle des Pénitents, Aniane, France/Temporary Gallery, Berlin, Germany/Sargent´s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii 

2010: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii/Galería de Arte de la Riba, Cadaqués, SpainAtelier Markowitz, Pézenas, France 

2009: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii/Galería de Arte de la Riba, Cadaqués, Spain, Atelier Markowitz, Pézenas, France 

2008: Sargent’s Fine Art Maui, Hawaii/Taller 164, Barcelona, Spain,Galería de Arte de la Riba, Cadaqués, Spain 

2007: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii/Galería Punto Arte, Barcelona, Spain,Galería de Arte de la Riba, Cadaqués, Spain 

2006: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui/Hawaii, Galería Punto Arte, Barcelona, Spain, Galería de Arte de la Riba, Cadaqués, Spain/Art and Soul Gallery, San Francisco, California 

2005: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii/Galería Punto Arte Barcelona, Spain,Galeríe de Arte de la Riba, Cadaqués, Spain/Llibre d´artiste, Barcelona, Spain,Art and Soul Gallery, San Francisco, California

2004: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii/Punto Arte, Barcelona, Spain, Kapalua Art Gallery, Kapalua, Hawaii/Galería de Arte de la Riba, Cadaqués, Spain.

2003: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii/Galería de Arte de la Riba, Cadaqués, SpainPunto Arte, Barcelona, Spain

2002/2001: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii/Galería de Arte de la Riba, Cadaques, Spain

2000: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, Kapalua Art Gallery, Kapalua, Hawaii

1999: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii, Lahaina Art Society, Maui, Hawaii

1998:Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii,Gallery Five, New York, New York, Elizabeth Doyle Gallery, Maui, Hawaii, Solimar Gallery, Lafayette, California

1997:,Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii,S olimar Gallery, Lafayette, California.

1996: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii,Maui, Arts & Cultural Center Maui, Hawaii

1995: Sargent’s Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii,Gallery Maui, Maui, Hawaii


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