Mark Paul Perry
"I seek to place myself within the memory or experience… which can make for some interesting days in the studio depending upon the mood of the piece."
Inspired by specific and often very personal moments in time, Mark Paul Perry uses his memories of a particular event to help him create his work. Endeavoring to capture these moods and emotions in the most basic form, using only light, colour and texture he hopes to represent their 'fundamental essence'. "I love simplicity in form." He says, "And I portray this through the use of colour and texture on canvas, linen and board". As a self taught artist Mark Paul Perry specialises in a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, gesso and gold leaf. Utilising their inherent qualities, Perry manipulates his mediums using traditional tools and techniques, yet searches out new and current approaches to his application and method. Whether he is using a traditional paint brush, a knife or an airbrush, Mark begins with a firm idea of the colour he wishes to achieve. Directing the paint across the canvas he carefully and painstakingly builds layer upon layer of paint until he feels he has reached a desired level of texture and movement. It is this illusion of movement within the canvas and the heavily defined textures of his pieces for which he has become predominantly known.
Born in Kent in 1967, Perry originally trained as a musician and performed as an accomplished guitarist, and songwriter, with the British band 'State of Mind'. He later went on to become a Music Producer and Band Manager. In 2002 Perry made the decision to leave the music industry so that he could concentrate on developing his creative potential in other artistic areas. His instinctive passion and love of painting, prompted him to find an alternative form of self expression through paint. Mark's works have now been exhibited widely and he regularly undertakes commissions from private clients both in the UK and overseas. Mark's largest work to date was a piece commissioned for Chelsea Football Club. Painted predominantly in blue, this 5 x 12ft triptych mixes the vibrant colour of the club's identity within an abstract form that has an immediate impact upon the viewer. Mark's paintings can also be found in private, commercial and corporate collections throughout the world.
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