Mark studied Three dimensional Design at Manchester Met and whilst there he became increasingly interested in the power of mirrors to abstract landscape and natural objects such as shells and other natural phenomena when placed on them in the open air.
He exhibited the resultant images in a series of shows called mirrorscape in London, Milan and Manchester.
Recent exhibitions of his work include Designersblock, Milan, The Air Gallery, Mayfair and Urbis, Manchester. He studied ceramics at the Blaker Design School in Norway and worked with public artist Thomas Heatherwick at his studios in north London. Made an animated short film, ‘Diamond Eye’ that was shown at the Kino Film Festival in Manchester.
Following the success of the exhibitions he has subsecuently gone of to produce furniture in the form of the ‘Pellucid’ Screen made from polycarbonate and light-sensitive acetate. He gradually developed an interest in digitally produced surface pattern and found that he could produce powerful imagery that could be applied to fabrics, wallpapers, acrylic and laminates.
Designersblock London 2009 takes place during the London Design Festival over 5000 square meters of space alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One.
24 – 27 Sep 2009
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00