Marc Kundmann works in encaustic and acrylic media. Both allow him to build and remove layers of color, transparency, and pigments, and to use texture expressively. His hope is that the resulting layers create not only intriguing and beautiful surfaces, but also give emotional life to the subjects and hint at the mystery inside.
Kundmann studied and workshopped with fine artists connected to the long tradition of creating on Cape Cod including Robert Henry, a student of Hans Hofmann, and Fine Arts Work Center Fellows Jim Peters, Bert Yarborough and Richard Baker. Through them he learned to explore materials, freeing himself from the constraints of representing the real world and allowing him to work expressively, responding to color and composition allowing the painting to evolve into its final form.