“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” - Marcus Aurelius
Mark Redden’s new body of work is a continuation of themes and ideas cultivated over several years and expressed between the mediums of painting, drawing and sculpture - a fluidity of materials and formats that represent the universal appreciation the artist has for colour and shape. His practice involves making images and objects that are worked over to achieve a musical balance or mathematical rhythm.
The seemingly random nature of his creations are carefully composed and toy with ideas of entropy, order and allegory. The apparent freedom of his process allows for endless interpretation. It serves as a contemporary record of an abstract world in constant flux shaped by chance and nature.
Mark Redden was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1979. To support his early career he worked as a wooden boat builder's apprentice. He continues to build currachs, traditional boats from the west coast of Ireland. He cut his teeth as an artist during a 3 month residency in the Tasmanian wilderness and participation in the Hobart Sculpture Trail in 2021. He has since worked and exhibited in Japan, Korea, Germany, Bolivia, Norway, Ireland, Spain, USA and China. He lives and works between Dublin and Barcelona.