Mark Surridge - contemporary abstract artist based in Cornwall
In 1997 Mark Surridge (b.1963) moved from London to set up home and studio in the depths of the Cornish countryside, since then he has established himself as one of the new and exciting generation of artists, exhibiting nationally and within the region. Landscape and the elemental forces of nature have been major inspirations in his work, resulting in ambitious large scale paintings and more recently, construction paintings, sculpture, installation and print making.
Surridge's distinctive and individual work has been in numerous solo and mixed exhibitions as well as art fairs and open art competitions. The painting Storm Glow was shown in the Tate St. Ives exhibition 'Art Now Cornwall' in 2007, confirming his reputation as an emerging mid career artist.
"Surridge revels in the tone, texture and improvisational malleability of paint and carborundum, searching for the principles of emptiness, calm, simplicity and chance in order to establish an inner tension in his compositions."