Between The Lines
Mark’s vibrant colours shine through strong geometric lines, but if you take a closer look, he reveals a very sensitive painting technique.
We asked the artist…
Organised chaos, abstract, geometric, psychedelic and random. I like to make work which is visually pleasing not only with the composition but with the balance of colour and objects within the work.
What inspires you?
The world around me mainly, and music. I would ideally like to create an artwork which speaks for itself just as loudly as a piece of music which takes you somewhere else.
What materials do you generally use?
I generally use whatever I can get my hands on in the studio. I’ve not picked up oil paints for a very long time! I normally work with household gloss paint, bitumen, spray paint, quink ink and at the moment I’m recycling CDs.
What’s been your favourite project to work on so far?
I loved working on the Food Drive painting last year, which Brad (Strong Island Recordings) put together to stock up local food banks. Putting together a skeleton based Oliver, a bright pink flamingo kinda worked well. It’s a real buzz to show something at an event like that and seeing everyone coming together for a good cause.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on a series of landscape paintings based on observations from bike rides I’ve been on during lockdown. The other night I started a painting live on Instagram and plan to do this much more in the future.
Once the series is complete I would love use them for a solo show somewhere.