Mark Dickens is an established international Artist. He has representation with galleries in USA, Singapore, UAE and Europe with artworks in the new Guggenheim Museum opening soon in Abu Dhabi.
More recently he has been the official artist for Formula One, commissioned by Bernie Ecclestone to make paintings for each race.
Also, Mark has been working with Pirelli on various Art Projects around the world including a new exhibition at the Museum of Art of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis in Brazil from Jan 2018.
“I’ve always felt the need to constantly expand my vocabulary of images and techniques, not to be bound by the constraints of conventional methods, improvisational rather than formulaic. I like to think of my work as a liberating visual experience for both myself and the viewer.”
“My normal practice involves collaborations with people and places and takes the visual format of mixed media collage including the use of print, fabric, gold leaf, paint and handwritten texts set into resin on books or board.”
“My process of building layer upon layer of different elements brings to each work a sense not only of its apparent surface but everything that is obscured beneath, itself a metaphor for time present and time past. In the same way, my influences are both contemporary and historical; Bill Viola’s ‘The Greeting’ (Based on a Pontormo Fresco) and Masaccio’s frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel in Florence.”