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Mark Oberndorf
Wyckoff, NJ

Artwork Details
Wyckoff Train Station
oil on linen
18" x 18"

My realist style of painting has been most strongly influenced by Edward Hopper and Johannes Vermeer. Other major influences are 17th Century Dutch Genre Painting, French Impressionism, Spanish and Italian Realism, and 19th and 20th Century American Plein-Air Painting.

My artistic goal is to capture the mood of my subject through intelligent observation and execution of all natural light effects, alongside faithful rendering of perspective and creative composition.

Most recently my focus has been on capturing communal landmarks in pre-gentrified neighborhoods in Bergen County, NJ and New York City before their imminent demolition. These structures are fundamental to the visual history of the county and city, but are in danger of being lost forever under the guise of progress.

My mission is to paint the elusive atmospheric effects of the three-dimensional world onto a two-dimensional surface. Using color, value, line and paint texture, I can create my own vision and interpretation of nature, for an honest and valid representational work of art.

Mark Oberndorf's work is currently represented by:
Mark Gallery in Englewood, NJ
Westwood Gallery in Westwood, NJ