Mark Bletcher
Artist CV

Painting, materiality and an interest in visual art forms the basis of Mark Bletcher's practice. A practice which is informed by an enquiry into the functions of the mind and of memory. In his paintings through both contextual and physical ‘framing’ he explores how perception can be framed by experience. His work is fueled by my interest in authors such as Murakami, Kafka and Huxley whose novels, like his paintings, explore the intersections of fiction with embodied experience.

Since graduating Newcastle University in 2019 Bletcher shows his work regularly. He has been awarded the Gwen May Recent Graduate Award from The Royal Society for Painter-Printmakers and was shortlisted for the Woon Foundation prize, FBA Futures and the Contemporary Young Artist Award. He is the co-founder of Minutes Exchange and works from his studio in Newcastle. 

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