Oil on canvas
Original size: 30.5 x 23 cm (w x h)
Photographer: Sophia Crilly
Mark Kennard (b.1969, London) lives and works in Manchester. His sensuous paintings exhibit a lightness of touch in their consideration of colour and composition. His paintings are grounded in their material quality; free of specific narrative, they entice the viewer into the act of ‘looking’ and ‘seeing’.
Kennard is Co-Director of Bureau. He studied Fine Art at Manchester School of Art, and previously Graphic Design at the University of Salford. He has exhibited work across the UK and internationally, at galleries in Berlin, Helsinki, and New York, and has undertaken residencies in Helsinki (The Cable Factory) and Rotterdam.
Recent selected exhibitions include: In Conversation, Touchstones Rochdale, 2014; Without an Edge There is No Middle, Pluspace, Coventry, 2013; Summer Show, Malgras Naudet, Manchester, 2013; Treatment, PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2013; 60 Drawings, Bankley Gallery, Manchester; International Drawing Project, PR1 Gallery, UCLAN, Preston; Salon Neu, Embassy, Edinburgh, 2012; The Manchester Contemporary, Spinningfields, Manchester 2012; We Are All In This Together, Bureau, Manchester; Unrealised Potential, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA), Sunderland, 2011; Industry & Idleness, Contemporary Art Society, London, 2010-11; Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse, Manchester, 2010.