The main focus of my work is centred around the found object, the throw away and the seemingly mundane. Secondary, it is the documentation, distilled and refinement, of places and events - real or imagined.


In the work I try to act as a go-between, finding, selecting and presenting objects for the consideration of the viewer. The process of how I work is therefore governed primarily by the objects I find.

 
Technically, I combine painting with collage, print and found objects. So you would call it mixed media I suppose.

Narrative has its place in the work but It isn’t always at the forefront, I do however imagine that the objects I base the work around and include, do have their own stories to tell.

Found and collected objects are the direct influence that drives my need to make art. I love the unexpected and unplanned aspect of where the next idea might take me depending on what object I finds or that someone gives me next. I never enter the studio knowing exactly what will be created - and I love that aspect.


My work is a simple support for meditation, an artifice serving to fix the attention, to stabilise or excite the mind.
                                                                                                                                                     Mark Burrell