Mark Waller was born in 1963 in Australia where he currently lives. He exhibited in solo and collective shows in his country and was awarded with prizes such as the Casino Art Awards in 1994, 1995, 1997 and the Southern Cross arts festival in 1994, 1995, 1997, 2004 and 2006.
Waller has always looked at the world with curiosity and wondered what leads him down a lifelong path of making art with a philosophical and spiritual investigation; his works hold something intangible, celebrating a universe of quietness. He masters light and color and depicts realistic landscapes although there is an other-worldly layer beneath, a hint at something wonderful and glorious. He paints mainly with acrylics, using a layering process which involves many clear coats, thin glazes of pigments and vibrant reflects.
At first sight, his paintings are both celebrations and documentations of what can seem relatively insignificant events and places. When observed deeply enough, anyone may see within a great understanding of our planet and the role everyone has in it. His artworks are depicting a vision of life which is simultaneously exquisite and nuanced with divine and spiritual experiences. Waller aims to open a doorway to a much more generous and expansive view of the world where magic occurs.
The simple scenes and events he depicts can be understood as a porthole to another world where reality is transformed. Waller describes those marvellous places as an “antidote to the world humanity has constructed”.