About

 
 
 
 

 

Mark Charlton was born in Margate in 1976.  He studied at the North East Wales Institute of Art and Design, gaining a BA Hons in Animation Design in 2001.

After spending many productive years working as a freelance animator and motion designer primarily in the music industry, he has devoted his time to developing his own style in mixed media art.

His work is an abstract combination of screen print, painting and collage technique, which allows the exploration of surface texture and graphical composition.

He takes inspiration from space exploration and science fiction from the 1950s and 1960s in which he embraces colour and shape and amalgamates with a contemporary gritty urban feel.

The work is energetic and spontaneous, using multiple layers, which are built up over a substantial period of time, until a final composition is realised and refined.  He finds a unique excitement in this layered approach which sees screen print forced to react with painted and collaged surfaces.  Multiple techniques are used to decay and age the surface, which culminates in a final piece that has a striking first impression and a gentle beauty within its close up detail.

Works created are meant not only as a piece of art solely made for display purposes but also represent a found fragmented piece of archaeological relic that has been discovered with its own history and sense of use.

Mark currently resides in West Sussex and works in his Brighton based studio.

 

2016

·      Solo Exhibition ‘The Jupiter Incident’ at Gallery 40 Brighton

·      Gallery 31 Solo Exhibition

·      Affordable Art Fair Brussels Represented by Liberty Gallery

·      London Art Fair Represented by Liberty Gallery

 

2015

·      ‘Suss6’ Worthing Group Show

·      Solo Exhibition ’Callisto’ at Gallery 40 Brighton

·      Brighton Christmas Artist Open Houses at Atelier 51 and Milton House

·      Stockholm Art Fair Represented by Liberty Gallery

·      Brighton Art Fair

·      Group Show Alfriston

·      See Art Fair Represented by Liberty Gallery

·      The Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Represented by Four Walls

·      Solo Exhibition ‘The B-12 Module’ at Gallery 40 Brighton

·      International Art Fair Kensington Represented by Liberty Gallery

·      Brighton Artist Open Houses at Silvia K Ceramics

·      Affordable Art Fair Battersea Represented by Four Walls

·      Affordable Art Fair Brussels Represented by Liberty Gallery

·      London Art Fair Represented by Liberty Gallery

 

2014

·      Brighton Christmas Artist Open Houses at …

·      Unlimited Gallery Brighton

·      Affordable Art Fair Brussels Represented by Liberty Gallery

·      Brighton Art Fair

·      Affordable Art Fair Bristol Represented by Four Walls

·      Affordable Art Fair Hampstead Represented by Four Walls

·      Worthing Artist Open Houses at Reginald Ballum

·      Brighton Artist Open Houses at Bluebell Would (West Hove Arts)

 

2013

·      Joint Show ‘Discoveries’ Hove

·      Brighton Art Fair