“Disco Deep Blue” 2018

“Disco Deep Blue” 2018

Mark Allen is an artist and photographer who works from his studio in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City, MO. This weekend, he will be showcasing his work for the first time in the Plaza Art Fair featuring his underwater photography from the past 10 years. His style of photography is candid and lively — each underwater shoot is an experiment in light, color, and form. Models are draped in fabric, hold props, and float in weightless space beneath the surface. The title of his show, “As Above, So Below,” is mystical in nature describing the relationship between the Macrocosm and Microcosm. In this way, the dimensional variance between the surface and the water are akin to the duality of our perceived reality and the metaphysical world.

 “AS ABOVE SO BELOW” 2018

“AS ABOVE SO BELOW” 2018

 “Disco Dreams” 2018

“Disco Dreams” 2018

 “Fallen” 2015

“Fallen” 2015

 “11th Dimension” 2017

“11th Dimension” 2017

 “Holiday Inn” 2017

“Holiday Inn” 2017

 “Bodies Revealed” 2018

“Bodies Revealed” 2018

 “Pennant” 2010

“Pennant” 2010

 “Many Arms of Vincent” 2018

“Many Arms of Vincent” 2018

 “Water Flower” 2018

“Water Flower” 2018

 “Ripples” 2010

“Ripples” 2010

 “Alas” 2010 / Part of the Permanent Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Los Angeles

“Alas” 2010 / Part of the Permanent Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Los Angeles

 “Disco Below In BW” 2018

“Disco Below In BW” 2018

 “Kat and Balloons” 2016

“Kat and Balloons” 2016

 “Svegn-g-englar” (Sleepwalking Angel) 2010 / Part of the Permanent Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Los Angeles

“Svegn-g-englar” (Sleepwalking Angel) 2010 / Part of the Permanent Collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Los Angeles

 “Eldina” 2011

“Eldina” 2011

 “Disco Stroll” 2018

“Disco Stroll” 2018

 “Handful of Pineapple” 2016

“Handful of Pineapple” 2016

 “Caught in the Middle” 2016

“Caught in the Middle” 2016

“Purple Wig 1,2,3” 2016

 “Disco Date” 2018

“Disco Date” 2018

 “Phantom Limb” 2018

“Phantom Limb” 2018

 “Polanoir” 2010

“Polanoir” 2010

 “Disco Damsel” 2018

“Disco Damsel” 2018

 “Carry Me” 2018

“Carry Me” 2018

 “Serenity” 2018

“Serenity” 2018

 “Bodies of Light” 2018

“Bodies of Light” 2018

 “Legs Draped in Purple” 2015

“Legs Draped in Purple” 2015

 “Ascension” (Mondiran Hotel, Hollywood) 2016

“Ascension” (Mondiran Hotel, Hollywood) 2016

 “Drowning in Paperwork” 2010

“Drowning in Paperwork” 2010

 “Ankita” 2010

“Ankita” 2010

 “Strange Pink Balloon” 2016

“Strange Pink Balloon” 2016

 “Float” 2015

“Float” 2015

 “Grasp” 2015

“Grasp” 2015

 “Circles” Mondrian Hotel, Hollywood 2016

“Circles” Mondrian Hotel, Hollywood 2016

 “Hair” At the W Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

“Hair” At the W Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

 “Bella Disco” 2018

“Bella Disco” 2018

 “Disco Depths” 2018

“Disco Depths” 2018

 “I Woke Up Like This” 2018

“I Woke Up Like This” 2018

 “Tree Of Life” 2018

“Tree Of Life” 2018

 “Young Leo” 2018

“Young Leo” 2018

 “Vanilla” (Lady in Red) 2010

“Vanilla” (Lady in Red) 2010

 “Lady of Shalott” 2010

“Lady of Shalott” 2010

 “Stretch” at the Standard Hollywood, 2016

“Stretch” at the Standard Hollywood, 2016

 “Kenney Fallen” 2016

“Kenney Fallen” 2016

 “Mochi Moonchild in Purple” at the Standard Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

“Mochi Moonchild in Purple” at the Standard Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

 “Poker Face” 2010

“Poker Face” 2010

 “Flash” 2018

“Flash” 2018

 “Haircut” 2011

“Haircut” 2011

 “Balloons and Bruises” 2015

“Balloons and Bruises” 2015

 “Freeze!” 2011

“Freeze!” 2011

 “Pink Nails, Ripples of Light” 2018

“Pink Nails, Ripples of Light” 2018

 “Cleopatra” 2018

“Cleopatra” 2018

 “Theodis in Green” 2018

“Theodis in Green” 2018

 “Theodis Legs” 2018

“Theodis Legs” 2018

 “Disco Double” 2018

“Disco Double” 2018

 “Gemini” 2010

“Gemini” 2010

 “Coral Queen” 2018

“Coral Queen” 2018

 “Jumping Dimensions” 2018

“Jumping Dimensions” 2018

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 “Oonderface” 2012

“Oonderface” 2012

 “Mochi” 2016

“Mochi” 2016

 “Starlet” At the W Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

“Starlet” At the W Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

 “Disco Meditation” 2018

“Disco Meditation” 2018

 “Pineapple Feet” 2016

“Pineapple Feet” 2016

 “Floating Forms” 2015

“Floating Forms” 2015

 “Glowsticks” 2010

“Glowsticks” 2010

 “Wrinkles in Time” 2011

“Wrinkles in Time” 2011

 “Pineapple Party” The Standard Hotel, Hollywood 2016

“Pineapple Party” The Standard Hotel, Hollywood 2016

 “Standard Ripples” The Standard Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

“Standard Ripples” The Standard Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

 “Rainbows” The W Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

“Rainbows” The W Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

 “Red Bather” 2015

“Red Bather” 2015

 “Polka Dots" 2009

“Polka Dots" 2009

 “Walking the Pineapples” Point Dume Club, Malibu. 2016

“Walking the Pineapples” Point Dume Club, Malibu. 2016

 “Urchin” 2018

“Urchin” 2018

 “Neptune” 2018

“Neptune” 2018

 “Lucy Between Worlds” 2018

“Lucy Between Worlds” 2018

 “Lucy in Loops” 2018

“Lucy in Loops” 2018

 “Lucy Caught Beneath” 2018

“Lucy Caught Beneath” 2018

 “Lucy Tangled” 2018

“Lucy Tangled” 2018

 “Bather in White” Point Dume Club, Malibu. 2016

“Bather in White” Point Dume Club, Malibu. 2016

 “Malibu Nights” Point Dume Club, Malibu. 2016

“Malibu Nights” Point Dume Club, Malibu. 2016

 “Sunshine Disco One” 2018

“Sunshine Disco One” 2018

 “Agents” Sunset Marquis Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

“Agents” Sunset Marquis Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

 “Flower Sisters” 2010

“Flower Sisters” 2010

 “Theodis” 2015

“Theodis” 2015

 “Sunshine Disco Two” 2018

“Sunshine Disco Two” 2018

 “Pineapple Reflections” 2016

“Pineapple Reflections” 2016

 “Disco Siren” 2018

“Disco Siren” 2018

 “Siren Sisters” 2018

“Siren Sisters” 2018

 “No Diving” 2016

“No Diving” 2016

 “Red Disco” 2018

“Red Disco” 2018

 “Blissful” At the Mondrian Hotel, Hollywood. 2016

“Blissful” At the Mondrian Hotel, Hollywood. 2016


VIEWER DISCRETION

 “Night Bather 1” 2018

“Night Bather 1” 2018

 “Night Bather 2” 2018

“Night Bather 2” 2018

 “Diving Deep” 2018

“Diving Deep” 2018

 “Two Forms Floating” 2015

“Two Forms Floating” 2015

 “Floating Forms in Motion” 2015

“Floating Forms in Motion” 2015