Mark Burns is from Chicago, IL and actively promotes his art all over the Chicagoland area. He is the founder of Metropolitan Chaos, an artist group aimed at developing a creative platform to help artists of all kinds expand their creativity in order to reach out to a forever broadening audience. Recently, Mark has teamed up with Glendenning and The Ivory Theory, two Chicago bands and creates paintings based on his interpretation of a certain lyric of the song. Through networking and constantly displaying his art throughout Chicago he came into contact with The Infusion Project and has since been an important influence on the development of The Infusion Project Chicago. Mark has displayed his art in many locations around the Chicagoland area including, Fitz’s Spare Keys, The Paramount Theater and The Hard Rock Café.
Through countless advanced painting courses at the college level, extensive research, and collaborations I have developed a unique style of art that is forever growing and intensifying. As an artist I have a tendency to filter aspects of the urban environment and culture into visually stimulating reflections of reality and imagination. Often, my paintings will incorporate some form of eyes, mouth, or other facial feature. I feel that these attributes are immediately recognized by the viewer and will draw the viewer into the piece. My work is aimed at providing an opportunity for people to cross the boundaries of the real world and step into another. Working primarily with acrylics on canvas and wood, I have only begun to embark on creating a painting style that is unlike any other. I allow the brush to take control which allows my mind to communicate reflections directly onto the canvas or paper without any obstructions. My style will never be complete. However, what you see now has come to be known as Metropolitan Chaos.