Mark Sutherland SGFA
About the Artist
I am a South African born Artist based in the EU. I relocated to the UK in 2005, after my graduate exhibition at the University of South Africa (UNISA), and subsequently relocated to Crest (France) in 2020.
Since the late 1990s I have been creating nudes and portraiture done traditionally in oil, as well as sensitive, bold and atmospheric drawings done in a wide variety of media. Drawing lies at the heart of my artistic practice and I work from a live model at every possible opportunity. Other important thematic content includes retro technology: Tools, instruments and implements whose uses are being forgotten to time.
I also create sculptures in wood, metal and felt. Many of my human-scale sculptures are informed by the human body, stilted, distopian communication, and human-mechanical interfaces. Other media and processes used include electronics and programming, recycled materials, storm-fallen trees and an array of axes, adzes and other traditional tools.
I enjoy experimenting with media, materials and process, while always striving for a stable, professional end product.