MARK BEATTIE ARTISTS STATEMENT
I am an emerging sculptor who lives and works in London. My work is inspired by my travels; I draw on the experiences of different countries and cultures and a feeling of displacement and separation that comes with travelling. Working with various metals in all their contrasting properties of texture and finish, I enjoy the challenge of making the industrious material appear fluid, malleable and delicate. After graduating from the European Arts Practice MA course at Kingston University I have continued to study different metals, looking at different ways to manipulate and add movement to the material.
Since graduating from my BA in 2010 my work has been exhibited throughout the UK in over 20 shows; including locations like Burghley House (Lincolnshire), Great Fosters Hotel (Surrey) and Jean-Luc Baroni Gallery (London). Over the past 5 years I have had the honour of exhibiting alongside some of the worlds finest artists, including Helaine Blumenfeld, Jonathan Yeo, Tracey Emin and the late Lynn Chadwick.
My work is privately collected in the UK and the USA.