“Mark is an incredible talent, an incredibly dedicated and thoughtful artist, an absolutely excellent craftsman and a terrific teacher”
So said fellow artist and Marysville College professor Dr. Carl Gombert, adding “The chance to work with him is an amazing benefit.” in an interview for MC News.
Mark was on campus in March 2011. His pastel figurative paintings were displayed in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Blackberry Farm Gallery. A slide show of the reception can be found at The Daily Times.
In the interview, Gombert describes Giangaspero’s work as “resurgent American realism.” He often picks subjects with whom he has a significant relationship. For example, many of his works depict his wife, who is a cancer survivor. “His work is psychologically intense,” Gombert said. “The work is frank. It’s the intense scrutiny that I find fascinating.”