Mark Milnes

Mark Milnes Sculptor & Painter

Mark Milnes creates work which is usually abstract and geometric, and demonstrates an interest in the interrelation of bold, simple shapes. His images and forms are usually composed of similar or identical forms repeated in rhythmical progression. He has created work in a variety of media since graduating in 1995, and is currently engaged with drawing in pencil and charcoal; oil paintings; screenprinting; and mild steel sculpture. All of this work is linked by its concern with simple geometry and repetition. Mark's sculptural work has made use of scrap materials either found or sourced cheaply from local suppliers. Often the shapes used require little intervention or alteration: off-cuts from laser cutting processes have sufficient interest to make them ideal for use in artworks. The work rarely makes intentional reference to the world around us: however, titles are often suggested (e.g. 'Serpent', 'Figure') by the artwork which suggest representational intent. For the most part, literal reference is made only to other artwork: Sir Anthony Caro's early sculptures have been a key influence, as has the work of artists such as Mary Martin, Bridget Riley and Richard Deacon. Mark studied at Sculpture at Bretton Hall College and Art History at the Open University. He is an associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and a member of the Yorkshire Sculptors Group. He currently works as Exhibitions Coordinator at Batley Art Gallery, whilst also managing his own community interest company, Creative Arts Hub.

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Mark Milnes - showcase at Ravello Deli / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-06-24T00:00:00Z">Tue 24 Jun</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2014-07-11T00:00:00Z">Fri 11 Jul 2014</span> <span>(3 weeks)</span>Mark Milnes - showcase at Ravello Deli / Tue 24 Jun to Fri 11 Jul 2014 (3 weeks)

The first of a series of mini-exhibitions arranged by Creative Arts Hub, allowing local artists to showcase their work in this busy town centre venue. Featuring 4 pieces from the 'Curves' screenprint series, and 3 from t...