Eclectic Energy: The Art of Mack & Malik Bishop
Eclectic Energy: The Art of Mack and Malik Bishop'' is a striking father and son exhibition celebrating the heroes and richness of the African American experience. This family duo has a unique approach to mixed media, using a variety of mediums to express their symbolic exploration of social, cultural and political themes. These uncommonly spirited compositions incorporate a color rich explosion of acrylics, soft pastels, wood, glass, metallic gold ink, glitter and found objects such as doors, reflecting a wide range of stylized techniques.
About the Artist
Mack Leon Bishop III is a visual artist and alumnus of Texas Southern University and Houston Baptist University. A well known Houston artist he has participated in numerous exhibitions and shows. Originally from College station, he was exposed to art through his late uncle, Thomas Lee Robertson who was also an artist. His style is daring, eccentric and vibrant.
His unique works are distinguished by the use of unconventional materials, such as fallen tree branches, shattered glass and broken doors resulting in an unmistakably fearless and energetic bold mosaic artistry.
About the Artist
Malik Lali Bishop became immersed in the world of art at a very young age. Becoming his father’s protege at childhood, he attended professional exhibitions and collegiate art classes during his father’s years as a student. These experiences inspired him to pick up the craft and experiment with various techniques and mediums. Malik participated in his first show at just 12 years of age and has completed over 100 works since. His style is a mixture of surrealism and animation, expressing spiritual and cultural influences. Now seventeen years old, Malik is a true creative and also a musician who plays snare drums and xylophone in various bands.