Photo: Marcus Jefferies in Bristol, South West

Marcus Jefferies

Curator, Technician

Marcus Jefferies was born in Bristol, UK, and studied fine art at Wimbledon School of Art, London. He currently works and lives in Bristol and is based at Spike Island Studios. Jefferies maintains a diverse practice that incorporates model making techniques, painting, sculpture,installation and design. Each field of interest informs the other to create intertwining relationships.

Recent paintings depict potential architectural forms and structures which inhabit ambiguous interiors and landscapes. Created using a computer-drawing program the paintings become signifiers of twentieth century utopian design - detached from their modernist origins, the object images become anthropomorphised ‘players’ within their own architectural dreamscapes. These images can become the blueprints for sculptures and larger structures creating a reflexive process of making.

Recent exhibitions include: Test Space Open (2014) Spike Island, selected by Ruth Claxton, Marie-Anne McQuade and Edwina Ashton. Perpetual City (2013) collaboration with Colin Higginson, commissioned by Spike Island for Spike Open. Sub Woofer with Ancient and Modern (2012) curated by Sacha Waldron, Spike Island.

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Location Bristol, South West
Activities Built environment, Public art, Private commissions, Curating, Technical installation
Artforms / type of project Furniture, Installation, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Tags architecture, archive, modernism, brutalist, installation, sci-fi, brutalism, architectural, archive

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