Mark Pilon, better known as Atomos is a painter illustrator and designer working in Vancouver Canada. He started his painting career in 1991, has illustrated for many magazines, and is exhibiting in museums and galleries worldwide. "It all started the day I walked away from art school. Threw my assignments in the shower and started from scratch. I've been painting and illustrating professionally ever since". 

His style is retro-futurism, characters are bubbly, bright, modern, and can be described as science-fiction-pop. Every aspect of his art is carefully computer drawn and meticulously painted in acrylic layers. This gives them a sharp, print-like synthetic quality. His paintings are a natural transition from his editorial illustrations which reflect a post-pop conviction that casts aside logic to reveal slices life projected from dark holes into dreamy multicoloured worlds. It's a style that can be recognized in an instant. 

In 2006, Mark received the Best Illustration Feature award for "Running on Empty" at the Western Magazine Awards

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Illustration and Painting

Mark's work is fast, clean, and delivered on time. He can also give you the real thing hand-painted in acrylic and delivered to your door. Private commissions are accepted. If you have an idea for a painting, send him a note. He is currently accepting requests for exhibitions, big or small. He can ship anywhere around the world and will try his best to attend openings. He does not pay submission fees for exhibitions.

Clients

AQ Magazine, BC Business Magazine, Canada Post. City of Vancouver, DDB Chicago, Electronic Arts, EMI Canada, Engine Digital, Georgia Straight, Globe & Mail, Ikea, Intrawest, Mint Records, Motor Trend Magazine, Maker Magazine, Museum of Vancouver, OC Weekly, Powershifter Media, Random House, Scoot Quarterly, Sims, Sierra Club, Telus, Vancouver Magazine, Virgin Records Canada, Wasserman, Walgreens, Wreglesworth Design, Wired.

Galleries

DC Gallery, DvA Gallery, Harold Golen, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Lunar Boy, MModern Gallery, Moon Base, Orbit Gallery, Rotofugi, Roq la Rue, Shooting Gallery, Swizzle.

Theatre

Arts Club Theatre, Project Limelight