Mark’s practice combines both painting and sculpture. He says the paintings came first, but now the two riff off each other, and there is a lot of cross over between the two. Mark’s work is very character based, you might see the same eccentric character in a painting, and then spot it reimagined as a 3D sculpture.
An affinity with folk art informs Mark’s aesthetic. ‘I like work that is a bit not quite right or a bit quirky,’ he says. ‘I take influence from loads of things, such as ancient Egyptian sculptures, old and new architecture, and popular culture. My approach is to mix many things together to create something new.’