Solo Exhibition: Resonances
2 ~ 31 March 2018
Tuesday to Friday 10-5pm, Saturday 11-4pm
All other times by appointment
Private Views: 6~9pm Thursday 1 March & 12~4pm Saturday 3 March
Serena Morton, 343 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6HA
+44 (0)7716 558732
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Serena Morton is holding Mark’s first solo exhibition with her gallery in Ladbroke Grove West London during March. Over forty works will be on show covering between his two artist-in-residencies at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut during 2012 and 2013 up to work finished in the last four weeks. The works being shown are executed in chalks and oil colour on paper, and range from just over A4 to 2 metres in size.
All of the work in this exhibition originated as encounters with nature. Each is a site-specific response to the peculiarities of light, spatial depth and the atmosphere occurring at a particular place in time. I view them as resonances. Similar to waves in a ripple tank reflecting off the sides, I create dynamic gestalt movement across the surface of the paper. Resonance means the sound which is produced by an object when it vibrates at the same rate as the sound waves from another object. In my eyes colour reverberates through an interaction of visual effects; simultaneous colour contrasts, harmonies and discords or in variations of tone and saturation. I modulate these qualities to construct spatial fields and rhythms. Flat patterns of design take on depth that is evocative of the physicality and emotion of the original experience. To play with chromatics in this way is lyrical like setting a song or uttering a psalm. This could be seen theologically as making visible signs for inward transitions in perception, transformations which are endlessly shifting and deepening.
For an up-to-date list of courses Mark is booked to teach in the near future please go to the following website links:
The Royal Drawing School, London
West Dean College, The Edward James Foundation, W.Sussex
Arts in Provence, Les Bassacs, France