The Voice of Art Juried Artist
Mark Battista is a nationally recognized fine art photographer and painter who specializes in still life and portrait imagery. His photographic images are greatly informed by the lessons learned as a realist painter. Battista often uses subject matter in an expressive and subjective manner that speaks of memory and dreams. Elements in his work reveal the effects of time and the elements.
The selected subject matter, arrangement of the composition and lighting help to not only reveal the subjects themselves, but explores metaphor revealing feelings and ideas hidden beneath the surface. Rustic antiques and well used objects are often used to show the effects of time.
Like an ancient Haiku poem, Battista seeks to simplify his composition to the essential elements in order to create a visually powerful statement.