Mark Brereton

I am a contemporary photo/graphic artist and I regularly use photographic imagery to capture my witty views of modern day life. In showing my work I aim and hope for a connection through humour, storytelling and memories. Influenced by my 80's childhood - bold primary colours and shapes play an important aspect of the visual repertoire. Often found layering metaphor from movies and TV also play a part in my visual artwork. The initial ideas for artworks take place in the most unusual or unexpected situations. Without a fixed studio I'm happy and most comfy working in a pub, in a market or on a bus. The everyday performs an important aspect in the work/life mix. The artworks are varied in approach and length of time for completion. Some can be finished within a day and others may take several months or years, overall this reflects my split personality of spontaneity and consuming dedication. I tend to champion the ethos of play and find the importance within the finer detail and things that are often overlooked. To further my artwork and practice I aspire to exhibit my images to varied audiences and viewers, in doing this I hope to collaborate and connect with diverse environments, subjects and results. You may find my artworks in a comedy club, bar, hospital, church or business. Anywhere that challenges culture and community might be best placed for my visual remedies. read full statement

Location Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands