Michael Reid Gallery nabs India Mark
The globetrotting gallery expands its stable with still-life artist.
Words: Erin Irwin
Director Michael Reid OAM has announced the newest addition to their Sydney and Berlin-based gallery is to be India Mark, after many years of admiring their work.
Mark’s practice focuses on the representation of light and colour within still-life compositions, transforming simple arrangements of household objects into meditations on simplified beauty.
“Stylistically I think my paintings are preoccupied with space, surface and luminosity”, says the artist, “usually they are compositionally minimal, even though a painting doesn’t always start out that way. I paint over a lot of original subject matter to make room for space, or to emphasize the impact of another object or shadow.”
Having exhibited in solo and group shows since 2014, Mark has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize and the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Award twice each, and her work is included in the collections of The National Art School and Wollongong Art Gallery.
Her first exhibition with Michael Reid Gallery will be at Sydney Contemporary 2023, to be held in September, to be followed by a solo exhibition in the latter part of the year.
This article was posted 31 January 2023.
Image: India Mark at work. Courtesy: the artist and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney and Berlin.