Mark Kennard’s 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’.
Mark Kennard (based in Manchester) 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: Detail, H Space, Bangkok, touring to Transition, London, and the Usher Gallery, in Lincoln; In Conversation, Touchstones Rochdale (2014); Without an Edge There is No Middle, Pluspace, Coventry; Summer Show, Malgras Naudet, Manchester; 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); Unrealised Potential, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA), Sunderland (2011); Industry & Idleness, Contemporary Art Society, London (2010-11); Unrealised Potential, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2010).
Untitled (2 Orange) 2014
Untitled (Purple) 2013
Untitled (Large Green) 2013