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Mark Beattie

Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors

Secrets of his success

Signature style

Mark Beattie MRSS is a British award-winning sculptor who has had a remarkable career so far winning the Midlands Open and the Xerxes Sculpture Prize in 2015. In the same year he was elected to the Royal Society of Sculptors (MRSS).

In 2017 Mark was shortlisted for the Open Contemporary Young Artist Award run by The Biscuit Factory gallery in Newcastle, shortlisted for the international Rise Art Prize and long-listed for The Secret Art Prize by Curious Duke Gallery in London.

Mark creates abstract sculptures using various metals and ranging in size from miniature to monumental. Each sculpture is unique and finished in a way that is sensitive to the material. He has developed a signature style through which his sculptures contain movement and fluidity. Mark has recently started using neon which works in harmony with his metalwork and has added a sense of energy to his practice.

£6,000

Fractured II

This work was developed during lockdown. Beattie has turned away from fluid curves, a signature of his body of work which talks of happier journeys, and he has instead constructed a montage of dead ends. These lines begin looking for answers but end abruptly, representing the multiple attempts that we collectively faced during recent times. The stacked pathways appear to make their way towards a goal, ascending upwards on top of the teetering shoulders of the previously disrupted routes.

 

£9000

White neon in gold spiral

  • 24ct gold plated copper & white neon mounted to black diabond disk.
  • 120cm diameter
    15cm deep
  • Unique sculpture
  • Hand signed

£2,350

Pink in black spiral

  • Painted copper on a scorched plinth
  • 65cm high
  • 40cm wide
  • 45cm deep
  • Unique

£3,450

Gold in silver spiral

  • 24ct gold plated and nickel plated copper on painted steel
  • 80cm diameter
  • 8cm deep

Artist background

CV

2010 – 2011
Kingston University, MA European Arts Practice, London

2006 – 2010
University of Leeds, BA {HONS} Contemporary Art Practice (International), Leeds

2008 – 2009
Australian National University, Exchange, Major in Sculpture, Canberra, Australia

Solo Exhibitions

2019 – Light & Lines, After Nyne Gallery, London
2017
– Orbital with West Contemporary at Café Royal Hotel, London
2012
– Global Odyssey installation, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Lincolnshire, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
Unity, Enfield Winter Lights Festival, London

2021
StART Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London
Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorset
Batteresea Affordable Art Fair with Maze Gallery, London

2020
Batteresea Affordable Art Fair with Caiger, London
V Art Show, Online
Hannah Pescher Sculpture Park, Surrey
RHS Rosemoor, Devon

2019
London Art Fair with After Nyne Gallery, London
Battersea Affordable Art Fair with After Nyne Gallery, London
The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London

2018
London Art Fair with Contemporary Collective, London
The Capital Club Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Eight from Nyne, 45 Park Lane, London

2017

Young Artist Award, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
Hampstead Affordable Art Fair with DegreeArt, London

2016

The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London
Artists of the Future, Vyner Street, London
The Garden Gallery, Hampshire, UK
Metallic, Burghley House, Lincolnshire, UK

2015
Open Exhibition, Lights of Soho, London
The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, London

2014
Lights of Soho, London
Elements, Burghley House, Lincolnshire, UK

2013
From Surface to Structure, JL Baroni Gallery, London

Awards

2015 – Xerxes Sculpture Prize, Exhibition at Serpentine Gallery, London

2015 – Midlands Open Main Prize, Tarpey Gallery, Derbyshire

Memberships

2015 – Elected to The Royal Society of Sculptors