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Pink Fracture By Mark Beattie [2020]


Painted copper & LED rope light on mirror polished stainless steel plinth

Image size: H:225 cm x W:65 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:225 cm x W:65 cm x D:65cm

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I was unable to get to the studio during the first lockdown of 2020 so I started drawing for the first time in 8 years! It was one of the only ways to stay creative and it helped process or block out the new chaos we found ourselves in. The drawings I was producing were more angular and linear than my usual soft and spiralling sculptures. Perhaps an unconscious reaction to the unsettling situation I found myself in, I started to embrace the new style and Fracture Series is a result of exploring those straight lines. The sharp angles of the series may appear aggressive, perhaps threatening; but I was determined to bring some joy and hope into an uncertain world so I added a pop of colour to each of the sculptures and a bright light to provide some positive energy and hope after a difficult year. I chose to mount the works on mirror polished stainless steel plinths so the sculptures appear to float and the surrounding space is reflected back to viewer, giving a subtle feeling of lightness. Additional details: Sculpture by Mark Beattie / Size of sculpture: 175 x 50 x 50cm / Size of plinth: 50 x 65 x 65cm / Overall size: 225 x 65 x 65cm

Mark Beattie MRBS is an emerging sculptor who lives and works in London. Mark has had a remarkable career as a sculptor so far, having exhibited his work nationally, alongside highly reputable artists such as Tracey Emin, the late Lynn Chadwick, Helaine Blumenfeld and Jonathan Yeo. In 2015, Mark won the Midlands Open, the Xerxes Sculpture Prize and was elected a member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors (MRBS). In 2017 Mark was shortlisted for the Open Contemporary Young Artist Award run by the Biscuit Factory gallery in Newcastle, shortlisted for the international Rise Art Prize and long-listed for The Secret Art Prize by Curious Duke Gallery in London. Working with various metals in all their contrasting properties of texture and finish, Mark can make industrial metal appear fluid, malleable and delicate. He continues to study different metals, looking at ways to manipulate and add movement to the material, and over the past 2 years has been developing ways in which neon or LEDs can complement his sculptures, adding movement to a piece and catching the viewer’s eye. Mark has a strong academic background in art, having studied a BA Hons (International) in Contemporary Art Practice at Leeds University and more recently an MA in European Arts Practice at Kingston University, Surrey. To date he has now exhibited in over 50 exhibitions, solo and group, and has a strong following from collectors both in the UK and abroad.

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