About

I'm interested in the intersection between abstract painting (colour field, abstract realism) and the environment. Underpinning my work is an investigation into the dilemmas surrounding painting and environmental decay. I have a great interest in textural space - nothing is flat or empty - and also how the memory of a place can be retrieved using layers and painting's capacity for accidental emergent forms. I treat the surface as a method of extraction, almost like an archaeology of (negative) space, so the work becomes a reflection of an object set within a landscape. My work is then also about discovery, about the pursuit of the new, and in that way it is about art making itself.

I explore ideas using a mixture of painting, drawing, photography and digital rendering. The three-dimensional element of digital rendering is sometimes incorporated into otherwise flat, traditional format works.


Born in the UK, Mark Jeffreys currently enjoys living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Instagram: @markjeffreysart

CV

Exhibitions

2019 -- Stages of Life, Harrow Arts Centre, London

2018 -- Somewhere in Time II, C. Y. Tung Maritime Museum, Shanghai

2018 -- Somewhere in Time I, West Bund, Shanghai

2018 – MFA Graduate Show, Wimbledon College of Arts

2017 – One That Holds Everything, Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church, London

2017 – 17m2, UAL High Holborn, London

2017 – Life in a Shoebox, Back Room Gallery, London

2017 – Mixed Relationships, China Design Centre, London

2015 – Looking Sound, live visual arts & music performance, London

2014 – ACME Open Studios, Robinson Road, London

2012 – The Big Event, Stoke Newington Library Gallery, London

2010 – Harvest Moon, The Troubadour, Earls Court, London

Awards

University of the Arts London Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

Residencies

Dec 2018 -- ICCI Art Valley Residency, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Curatorial

2016 - 2019 - Manager / curator of Window71, a free exhibition window space in London, United Kingdom

Education

2016-2018 – MFA Fine Art, University of the Arts London (Wimbledon College of Art)

2000-2003 – BA (Hons) Fine Art, De Montfort University

1999-2000 – Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, College of West Anglia


Work held in private collections in the UK, Hungary, and the Netherlands.