Created over several years, Mark de Paola‘s Recent Work series includes portrait, nude, landscape, and inanimate object, and narrates de Paola’s memories, feelings and impressions of people, places and objects he has known. The series invites viewers to leave behind the everyday and journey with him… Provoking us to project meanings into it’s viscerally striking, blurred and saturated forms. De Paola’s desire to wield the lens as an extension of his own body is clear in the subtle way he escorts us through his cinematic world.
MARK DE PAOLA
Mark de Paola is a New York City based fine art director and photographer. He has had multiple covers for the likes of Vogue Spain and Vogue Mexico as well as campaigns and commercials for Donna Karan, Laura Biagiotti, Neutrogena, Gucci, Brioni, Sephora, Sony, Leica Camera, Giorgio RED perfume worldwide launch (Bergdorf windows), and MAC Cosmetics to name a few. He has directed nearly 700 television commercials in the fashion/beauty sector (Anheuser Busch on Superbowl, Smart Car, Neutrogena, and many others) as well as extensive campaign and retail experience.
Fine art exhibitions have included his series “60 Seconds“, a series of nudes shot with handheld 60 second exposures (book to be released 2019), exhibited in Los Angeles, Boston, Tokyo, and San Francisco, as well as “Art of Backstage”, a creative collaboration backstage at New York Fashion Week, exhibited in Shanghai, Dali, Tokyo, and New York City (curated by Alice Gabriner of TIME and James Wellford of National Geographic).
Producing and directing multiple upcoming feature films, including Proof Film, as well as producing his own fine art portfolios, de Paola melds the crossroads between both fine art and commercial aesthetic.