BIOGRAPHY

Mark Barnett was born in Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1995. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, in 2018 with BA (Honours) in Fine Art Painting. Later he went on to graduate from Shillington Education in Graphic Design. He is now a Graphic Designer and practising artist based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Creating art is an innate part of my life. I am an interdisciplinary mix-media artist and much of my work is an intuitive process, which is focused on the spontaneous expressive gestural impetus of media and paint; which uses my entire body. My work is driven by strong theoretical interests in a diverse array of philosophical discourses on Ontology, Existentialism, Heideggerian and Merleau-Pontyian phenomenology and Deleuzian Metaphysics.

Aswell as Environmental philosophy and ethics. Each brush stroke aims at manifesting the corporeal body-subject ‘le corps propre’  into physical and artistic action.Thus arriving in an intuitive revelation of the specific, simultaneous existence of the connatural embodiment of ‘Being-in-the-world‘.

QUALIFICATIONS

Art and Design (BETC), Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge.

BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art.

Graphic Design full time (3month) Shillington Education, Manchester.

RESIDENCIES

Earth, Landscape, and Ecology – 2016 at  Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, Canda.

1 Month Painting/Drawing Residency – 2017 at Sachaqa Centro De Arte, San Roque De Cumbaza, Peru.

1 Month Art Residency – 2018 at DÔ-SÔ at Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan.

AWARDS

Shortlisted for the Art Solo Award –  2018

REPRESENTATIVES

Amber Arts Ltd

MARK BARNETT

ARTIST