In an increasingly digital age, and fascination of a 'glossy magazine' concept of beauty, London based artist Mark Powell looks to bring back a sense of daily history and show that beauty isn't only in youth. Seen through the eyes of the artist, the faces of the elderly are a map of their lives; their every joy, discovery and disappointment is hinted at in the wrinkles and scars of time and travel.
At the heart of the work is the message that nothing has to be hidden, be it a simple history or the effects of time. The more you hide the harder it is to be found. With much of the portraits they have a sense of ambiguity which can be decided by the viewer.
"I have chosen to use a biro as it is the most common tool I can find which means I can show what can be done with such things. I hope it shows what anyone can do, art supplies are not always needed to create something. I also like that fact that no mistake can be made." Mark Powell
The exhibition will be opening with a private view on Thursday 30th April, 6pm - 8pm. Mark will be in attendance to present his new collection. Please contact the gallery directly if you would like to be added to the guest list