Mark Van Yetter
, born in Pennsylvania (US) in 1978, lives and works in Berlin and Istanbul (TR). He is a visual artist and co-director of Marquise Dance Hall, an exhibition space in Istanbul. Yetter’s work is rooted primarily in drawing and painting, yet frequently extends into sculpture and design works. His practice embraces visual thinking as a process of discovery, corresponding to the process of living. Preferring to focus on what is inherent to human life and nature, he disregards the dictatorial tendency of much conceptual and political art, insisting that the works belong to themselves and to those who gather meaning and ideas from them. In this regard, his work is not designed as something to be decoded in order to grasp its essence. Instead, the feeling of the works, their colours, emotional state and atmosphere are what enable them to communicate and in turn grant them credence.
2017 The Terrifying Abyss of Scepticism
, Bridget Donahue, New York, NY (US). 2016 We are what we walk between
, Micky Schubert, Berlin. The mere knowledge of a fact is pale
, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger (NO). 2015 Relentless Compassion
, VI VII, Oslo.
2015 A Walk Down Sensitive Avenue
(with Stefanie Popp), Kunstwerk EV, Cologne (DE). 2014 Don’t you feel me
, Micky Schubert, Berlin. Eray Börtecene, Sonja Weissmann, Mark Van Yetter
, Institut für Bienenzucht, Düsseldorf (DE). Touched
, Apt. 302, Marseille (FR), Art Metropole, Toronto (CA). 2011 The Keno Twins 4
, Villa Merkel, Esslingen (DE).
Will Heinrich: “Mark Van Yetter”, in: The New York Times
, C22, 22 December 2016.
Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith: “The Nature of Imitation”, in: Mousse Magazine
, no. 53, April/May 2016.
Melissa Canbaz: “Mark Van Yetter”, in: frieze magazine
, issue 179, May 2016.
Mark Van Yetter, Mihaela Chiriac: in: Starship #14
, spring 2016.
Heather Jones: “Interview: Mark Van Yetter
”, Kunsthall Stavanger, 17 February 2016, (13 December 2017).