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Mark's artwork moves between sculpture and painting, the form and significance of animals is explored in sculpture, while their habitat is evoked in paint. Mark has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, and has been shortlisted for the £10K David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 5 times.


The work has taken on a northern theme featuring anonymous forest, and its secretive inhabitants. It is informed by environmentalism, in particular the destruction of large areas of boreal forest by unsustainable logging, but also by the concept of the forest as a metaphor for the mind.


The sculptures are made over an armature which closely follows the animal's skeleton, but increasingly this structure is left exposed. The resilience of these northern animals is contrasted with the fragility of all living things, and on a deeper reading all the work is a meditation on mortality.  





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Mark Gibbs