I'm interested in the intersection between abstract painting (colour field, abstract realism) and the environment. I explore ideas using a mixture of painting, drawing, photography and digital rendering.
Underpinning my work is an investigation into the dilemmas surrounding painting and environmental decay. I have a great interest in textural space and how 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 therefore a mix of process and discovery.
Born in the UK, Mark Jeffreys currently enjoys living and working in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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
Dec 2018 -- ICCI Art Valley Residency, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
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)
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.