LOS ANGELES, CA.- Blum & Poe presents our fifth solo exhibition of work by Mark Grotjahn. The exhibition is entitled, Seven Faces and will include up to twelve new paintings from Grotjahns face series. Visually reminiscent of Picasso, Grotjahns face paintings intermingle abstract and figurative renderings while dismantling and building on the conventions of modern and contemporary painting. Using sheets of cardboard that are primed and mounted on linen as the ground, Grotjahn employs brush and palette knife to extensively build layer upon layer of oil paint to almost sculptural ends. Working in varying scales, combinations of texture, lines, color and abstracted geometric shapes develop into representational eyes and noses that are broken down, multiplied, and rearranged, fracturing any fixed perspective.