Mark Burrell

Mark Burrell

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1965, Mark received his Honours Degree in Fine Art from Leeds Polytechnic, West Yorkshire in 1988 and then a Masters Degree in Fine Art from N.I.A.D, Norwich, Norfolk in 1993. At present Mark lives and works on the east coast of Kent.

Mark has had numerous group and solo shows in London, and has works in many private art collections both in London and internationally, most notably the Tim Sayer Collection, London.

“Through my work I have sought to explore the human condition, the complexities of existence, and the relationship between the individual and the world. Delving deeply into the depths of personal and collective consciousness, I use my art as a means of introspection and commentary.

I hope my art speaks of existential questions, the fragility of human existence, and the search for meaning amidst the chaos of life. It often merges elements of abstraction and representation, blurring the boundaries between the concrete and the abstract. I have a firm belief that the use of symbols, textures, and materials holds the potential to convey deeper truths beyond a mere visual representation.

By incorporating humble materials, such as found objects, into my art, I create a tactile and sensory experience—a physical manifestation of emotions, memories, and human experiences. I am reminding us that beauty can be found in the simplest and most ordinary of things. This celebration of imperfection embraces the raw and the flawed. The traces of decay and damage serve as testaments to the passage of time and the inevitability of change. Through this, I hope to encourage viewers to find beauty and meaning in the transient and the tangible.

My work is a call to observe, to reflect, and to engage with the complexities of humanity. It invites us to question our own existence, to search for deeper truths, and to embrace the mysteries of life.”

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