Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Nationality||American (United States)|
|Known for||Printmaker, Artist, Painting|
Early life and education
In 1982, Mars moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. He lived and worked in the French Quarter during the mid-1980s. It was there that he learned printmaking while working in the silkscreen studio of the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center.
In the tradition of Pop Art, mechanical repetition plays an important part in Mars’ work. He is known for completing his paintings in series, where the same image appears, each time within a slightly different context. His workis inspired by popular culture including everyday objects like old signs, billboards, match packs, TV shows, candy wrappers, and wallpaper.
“Brilliant, quirky.” –NYUnews.com
"Witty and excitingly of the moment." -New Orleans Times Picayune
"Leader of Chicago's Avant Pop movement" -Chicago Sun Times
"A mixture of spiritual consumerism, banality, and resonant mystery." - New Orleans Art Review
- Kirchmer, Mathias (2009), High Performance Through Process Excellence: From Strategy to Operations, Springer, p. 169, ISBN 978-3-540-77824-0
- Reed College, Reed Chicago Alumni Chapter News Accessed October 6, 2011
- Official site, ELVIS: Peter Mars artworks featured at Clinton Presidential Library June 10, 2011. Accessed October 6, 2011.