Mark Miremont

Mark Miremont is an American philosopher, photographer, filmmaker, music video director and occasional street artist.

He was born in Madrid, Spain and studied philosophy at UCLA and Harvard. He began his artistic endeavors with hundreds of poetic aphorisms graffitied in Downtown Los Angeles and the Mission District of San Francisco at the same time as other California "outsider artists" like Joey Krebs, "Chaka" and Robbie Conal. This work culminating in a 60 foot piece on the side of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.[1][2]

After street art landed him in legal trouble, he moved on to film and directed several music videos, the first of which was for "Flower", by Soundgarden. Much of his work was shown on MTV's alternative music program 120 Minutes.[3][4] His experimental films have screened with works by Andy Warhol and Stan Brakhage.[5] These, and his work in music video, caught the attention of Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute while Miremont was a first year grad student at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He was invited to develop his first script, The White Ocean, at the prestigious Director’s Lab during that same year.[6] Quentin Tarantino and Tom Noonan were two of the other seven first time directors.[7]

He is widely regarded for his unique color photography of fellow artists and his "brash, sensual, figurative work largely is responsible for the resurgence of the pinup".[5]

In 2010, he released "The Resurrection of Beauty - a manifesto for the future of art" to coincide with the exhibit of new photographs and the premiere of a film of the same name in Amsterdam.[8][9]

Notes

  1. ^ Alighieri, Beatrice (2009) "The Resurrection of Beauty: the art and philosophy of Mark Miremont", Revolutionart #17, March 2009 Accessed online, January 3, 2011
  2. ^ Denim, Sue (2010) "Amsterdam Art Gallery to Host Provocative Photography Exhibit", Y-Not Europe, 7 October, 2010 Accessed online, December 23, 2010
  3. ^ "Chris Cornell's Website". http://www.chriscornell.com/timeline/. 
  4. ^ "Mark Miremont at the Music Video DataBase". http://www.mvdbase.com/tech.php?last=Miremont&first=Mark. 
  5. ^ a b "Y-Not Europe, October 7, 2010". http://www.ynoteurope.com/content/366-amsterdam-art-gallery-host-provocative-photography-exhibit.html. 
  6. ^ "Mark Miremont's White Ocean at The Sundance Institute" Accessed online, December 23, 2010
  7. ^ "The Sundance Institute Achive" Accessed online, December 23, 2010
  8. ^ "Lucrezia Magazine, Oct 11, 2010". http://lucreziamagazine.com/2010/10/11/the-resurrection-of-beauty/. 
  9. ^ "La Galerie Provocatrice, Amsterdam - 1st exhibit adhering to the Manifesto". http://www.sexyartgallery.com/content.php?id=313. 

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