Mark Rodda‘s upcoming exhibition Benign Complex draws upon traditions of romantic landscapes, figurative paintings and abstract modernism. Describing his paintings as ‘pure escapism’, Rodda creates landscapes of his own imaginings that invite viewers to construct their own narrative. Alongside his landscape works, Rodda paints abstracts that draw from modernist abstraction from the early to mid 20th century and explore the process of painting.
Rodda uses a unique system of artist-made synthetic polymer tiled frames for most of his works, invoking a preciousness akin to religious icon paintings, fetishising a precious, ‘jewel-like’, object. These paintings with tiled frames explore the interplay of fine art’s inspiration and brashness, with the meditative and deliberate crafted form.
MARS Gallery is currently closed in accordance with Stage 4 restrictions. However, physical viewings are available by appointment.
The exhibition can also be viewed online. View the exhibition here.
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