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Mark Sutherland

Drawing by Mark Sutherland
Mark Sutherland uses charcoal, carbon, chalk, ink and graphite pencil to create his drawings of people. In this drawing, a person rests their head on top of their folded arms, leaning on a work surface. The person wear a vest, their bare arms exposed, and their hair tied by in a bun.

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Mark Sutherland is a South African-born British artist based in Folkestone, UK. He relocated to England after his graduate exhibition at the University of South Africa (UNISA) in 2005 and is now based in Folkestone where he lives with his family.

Since the late 1990s he has been creating predominantly nudes and portraiture done traditionally in oil, as well as sensitive, bold and atmospheric drawings done in a wide variety of media.

Drawing lies at the heart of his artistic practice and he works from a live model at every possible opportunity. In addition he also creates sculptures in wood, metal, and felt. Most of his human-scale sculptures are informed by the human body, stilted/distopian communication, and human-mechanical interfaces.

Mark approaches each of his works as a voyage of discovery and enjoys experimenting with media and process. As a result, each of his pieces embodies a unique combination of freshness with a professional execution.

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