With an eye for design and a passion for art, shoe designer and artist Mark Schwartz has transformed the way the world looks at shoes today . . .For over 30 years, Mark has been churning out unique and interesting paintings of shoes; an accessory that he considers to be the most artistic and important. His paintings are an extension of his chic stilettos and sandal designs that he breathed life into and these mean a lot more than merely capturing his vision on paper.
With his mentors Roger Vivier and Andy Warhol encouraging him to pursue his passion for transforming this three-dimensional object into a visually provocative subject through his vibrant color-saturated paintings, today Mark is one of the few designers who has successfully captured the subtle beauty of this everyday accessory. His artful craftsmanship that combines the rhythmic strokes of one of his idols, Jackson Pollack and the unique aesthetics of the pop art movement is easily recognized by most designers.
Mark Schwartz has reinvented the shoe through his paintings . . .that truly capture the feminine movement and grace of a stunning pair of stilettos in a colorful sweep of abstract geometric shapes. His designs have elevated this everyday accessory into an iconic art form.
These paintings have an intrinsic fluidity and a special quality that resonates with people and this is why his clients continue to buy his commissioned paintings; his signature artwork that he has been creating for over 20 years. With a global clientele that includes both private and corporate clients, this accomplished shoe designer whose art exudes personality is a pioneer of shoe art and design. Mark’s exciting work captures the spontaneity, dynamism, and movement that shoes can create when drawn on paper.
Mark says, “I have always been fascinated by beautiful high-heeled shoes; the shape, the movement, and the mood that they create entirely on their own; they scream sex and they are whimsical” adding that “I can do a lot of different sizes and color combinations that work with your home or office.”
With a design portfolio comprising sandals, stilettos, court and platform shoes, wedges and boots in every color, shape and silhouette available, Mark Schwartz’s world; a heady cocktail of creativity, passion, talent, and focus is the birthplace of new and fresh shoe artwork patterns and ideas that have also been test printed on fabrics and are renowned for the strong, dramatic, and exciting effect that they create.
An avid admirer of Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Walter Steiger, Mark’s greatest influences are Vivier, Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Basquiat. The designer of private label shoes for Cleo Bottier, a well-known factory in Italy, Christian Lacroix, Gucci, Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman and many other clients can be contacted via email if you have a favorite pair of shoes whose imagery you would like captured on paper for eternity.