An emerging Ghanaian artist based in Essex UK, who creates vibrant paintings is associated with abstract expressionism. His contemporary artwork encompass many different styles and genres.
He received his Advance Diploma Certificate in Painting at the renowned Ghanatta College of Art and Design. His creative flair has led to the bold expressions of art by merging media with acrylic/oil paint, textured figurative or abstract compositions and collages to create his pieces.
As a budding artist, Mark uses representational strategies to focus on family ethics, nature and communities. He is committed to highlight and promoting good values on mentorship for families and individuals in our society. He grew up with a strong sense of character that has greatly influenced his artistic practice on his personal life journey , cultural experiences and relate these to themes of the modern times. His recent series of paintings explores the themes of identity, memory, nature, diaspora and keen observation on moral character that reflect on positive mentoring from various sources, such as family archives, historical documents and everyday objects.
He believe that his extraordinary work will resonate with the viewer's personal experience. The desire is for the art to spark conversations about how history, diversity and cultural awareness can inspire change, and influence a better future for all.
With focused dedication to his craft, Mark is poised to become a rising star in the art world. He is actively seeking opportunities to showcase his work and reach a wider audience, and is excited about the possibilities that the future holds. He's artworks are influenced by some great artist including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, John Crome, Wiz Kudowor, Owusu Ankomah, Ablade Glover, George Frederick Watts and Voka.
" My work explores changes in the journey of time, character and nature that has tension between destruction and preservation of lifestyle. As an emerging artist, I am fascinated by our past, current and future characters in relation to the beauty of the nature, and I seek to capture its complexity and fragility through my art.
Although I use bold colours and dynamic compositions, my goal as an artist is to create pieces that inspire self-reflection, educate, evoke a sense of missing wonder, and uplift those who encounter it by adding value to the major branches of philosophy, which are epistemology, ethics, logic, and metaphysics. Each artwork is meaningful and impactful for the viewer to think deeply, consider their past, reflect on their current, and explore their role in preserving significant elements of culture, legacy and nature for future generations.”
b. 1983, Sekondi - Ghana
2012: Advance Diploma Certificate in Painting at Ghanatta College of Art and Design, Accra-Ghana.
2013: Certificate in Digital Editing at Ghallywood Academy of Film and Acting.
2016: Advance Diploma Certificate in Multimedia at Zepto Professional Training School, Accra-Ghana.
2020: Indispensable Love, A Virtual Art Exhibition, Enfield - United Kingdom.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018: Completed a watercolour painting of Southwark Cathedral London was auctioned to support the work of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust (Sketch competition).
LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
2022: A Conversation with the creative club students at Hult Business School in London, United Kingdom. Organised by Creative Team Department.
2019: Presentation at the Art Summer Party in Central London, United Kingdom. Homecare Project Team organised for workers at Unilever, UK.
2016: Commissioned to design and illustrate for MCHSP E-Learning App in collaboration with USAUD and Ghana Health Service GHS (Jhiego’s Project).
2012: Worked at EPP Books Services Headquarters in Ghana as Head of Illustrations/ Graphic Design /Photography and Videography. He has designed illustrations for a number of children’s book and textbook. That are been published via by EPP Book Services and selected by the Ministry of Education in Ghana. These published books are currently being used at various Senior High Schools in Ghana.
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