My work is an investigation into the dilemmas surrounding [abstract] painting and environmental change, particularly decay. I think of paintings as objects manifested from landscape. The true meaning of 'environment' and 'landscape' is open to interpretation: a region of space neither here nor there, at once close and yet far away. An environment is the space that makes up both our internal and external spaces, a mutable landscape with indivisible boundaries exerting invisible influences.
I don't see myself as a traditional painter, just a curious one looking for ways to push abstraction and use paint to find something hard to grasp and hard to define. Profound in an uncertain, painterly way.
Paintings have the power to connect us to this region of immaterial space. Art can be a window, a conduit. The mode of transport, imagination. In today's world, imagination is a powerful force.
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Born in the UK, Mark Jeffreys currently lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. His MFA is from University of the Arts London.
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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
University of the Arts London Vice Chancellor's Scholarship
2016 - 2019 - Manager / curator of Window71, a free exhibition window space in London, United Kingdom
2016-2018 – MFA Fine Art, University of the Arts London (Wimbledon College of Art)
View MFA portfolio here
2000-2003 – BA (Hons) Fine Art, De Montfort University
1999-2000 – Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, College of West Anglia
July/August 2023 - Art Diagonale, Wels, Austria
Dec 2018 -- ICCI Art Valley Residency, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Work held in private collections in the UK, Hungary, and the Netherlands.