Approved: 23.12.2022

Mark Metcalfe

Artist, Consultant, Maker

Approved: 23.12.2022

Mark Metcalfe is a painter and printmaker working in London.

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Artist Statement

Mark Metcalfe is a painter and printmaker working in London.

I have  shown extensively in the UK and overseas

My themes and motifs are akin to a reconstruction or reinterpretation of existing stories, characters or events that already sit in the collective memory, drawn from somewhere in time and yet outside temporal space. 
By working through archetypal forms, characters emerge that challenge fixed ideas about trust, faith and the unknown.

skewed religious iconography gives some canvases a defined sense of realism in a classical painting sense, whilst others have a near Fauvist, quasi psychedelic palette and are made as if the story is forming as the viewer observes.
?With archetypal heroes, tricksters and bizarre phenomena memorialised, the recent body of canvases retells creation myths on fallen deities, temptation and moral descent, as a means of reconsidering the motifs, emblems and function of painting across a wide arc of time and countless movements.

I am discussing potential solo exibitions with galleries that is developing

CV & Education


Mark Metcalfe is a painter and printmaker who has exhibited widely both in the UK  overseasand he  worked as an assistant to Damien Hirst for several years and runs a freelance consultancy with leading art world clients




2009 MA Visual Arts, University of the Arts, London (Camberwell)
2008 BA (Hons) Fine Art, London Metropolitan University (First Class)

Awards & Prizes
Nominated for Goldener Kentaur, European Art Award
Artichoke Printmakers Award
John Purcell Paper Award
Owen Rowley Award 1st Prize
Sir John Cass Purchase Prize

Exhibitions freelance & Research


Tendencies in Painting

London Paint Club

Spring Awakening,
?London Paint Club, 
Cloud 9, 
ad Lib Gallery, Chelsea 
Everyday is a Miracle
Ad Lib Gallery, Chelsea, London
Art Below, Old Brompton Gallery, Chelsea, London.
?Themselves, Warehouse Festival, Copeland Road, Peckham, London.
Art Below, Herrick Gallery, Mayfair, London
Unmissable, The Other Art Fair, Truman Brewery, London
2018 Voids Rage Chimera Bloom (Two Person Show) A Side B Side Gallery,
Mare Street, Hackney, London.
2017 In Vista & An American Anima (Two Person Show) Anna Lovely Gallery,
140 Sydenham Road, London.
2012/16 Research on Early European Kabbalah, Toledo, Spain
2010/11 Modern Masterpieces (two Person Show), Fire Station Arts Centre, Windsor, Berks.
Slip the Souls Silk with Offerings, (One Person Show), Turner & Thom gallery,
Eton High Street, Eton, Berks.
Taming the Wolf of Gubbio, In collaboration with Emma Somerset Davis, Ace & Lion Gallery, Islington, London.
Open Studio, Blue Anchor Lane, Bermondsey, London
1916, In collaboration with Emma Somerset Davis, Triangle Space, Chelsea, London.
2009 In the Absence of Danny Laski, MA Visual Arts (Printmaking) Show, Wilson Road, Camberwell, London.
De Te Fabula Narratur, (The Story Is About You), , Camberwell Church Street, London.
Goldener Kentaur, European Art Award, Munich.
Atlas: Separated by Intervals, Group show co-curated with Emma Somerset Davis, St Pancras Church Gallery London.
2008 156th Autumn Show, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
All This Time, Site specific group show, The Crypt, St Pancras Church, London.
Enders: Some Things Worth Knowing, Britannia Works, London.
2006 Vanity Show, E1, London.
Peace Camp, Brick Lane Gallery, London.
2006 Make Your Own Damn Art, Poetry Reading, Bob & Roberta Smith Show, Resonance FM
2005 Nausea, Hackney Round Chapel, London & Sweden.
2004 Somerset Society of Artists, Brew-house Theatre of the Arts, Taunton, Somerset.
2003 Somerset Art Week, Archway Gallery, Wellington, Somerset.
Solo Works, The Wilkin’s Room, Brewhouse Theatre of the Arts, Taunton, Somerset.
William Pelly Gallery, Lyme Bay, Dorset.
The Frame Gallery, Wellington, Somerset.
2002 Bookshop Gallery, Taunton, Somerset.
2001 Light, Solo show, Archway Gallery, Wellington, Somerset.
Bookshop Gallery, Taunton, Somerset.
98–00 Archaeological illustration for Taunton Heritage.