These two small works are three-stone lithographs printed by Urban Stoob in St. Gallen, Switzerland. They are folded into leporello (accordion fold) and are thus prints, books, and, since there is a sequence from one section to the next, wordless comics. Both are closely related to my large room-filling Panels painting-installations.
Mark Staff Brandl was born in 1955 near Chicago, where he lived for many years. He has lived primarily in Switzerland since 1988. He studied art, art history, literature and literary theory at the University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Columbia Pac University, and is currently working on a Ph.D. in art history and metaphor theory at the University of Zurich. He is an associate professor of art history and painting at the Kunstschule Liechtenstein. Brandl is active internationally as an artist since 1980, has won various awards, had many publications and had numerous exhibitions. His shows include galleries and museums in the US, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Egypt, the Caribbean; specific cities include Paris, Moscow, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. As a critic, he is a contributor to Sharkforum on-line, a podcaster for Bad at Sports, is Theory Editor for Chicago’s Proximity magazine and is a Contributing Editor for New York’s Art in America. He is also the curator of The Collapsible Kunsthalle. Works of his have been acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The Whitney Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the St. Gallen Art Museum, The Thurgau Museum of Fine Art, The E.T.H. Graphic Collection in Zurich, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the International Museum of Cartoon Art, the Art Museum Olten and others.