Mark Gibbs

Victor's History
Mixed media sculpture
53 x 35 x 12cm
£1500
Victor's History (detail)
After Pandora
Mixed media sculpture in acrylic exhibition case 37.5 x 66 x 22cm
£1,500
After Pandora (detail)
Alchemical Bird 1
Mixed media
26 x 39 x 11cm
£800
Alchemical Bird 2
Mixed media
27 x 20 x 17 cm
£800
War & Peace
Mixed media sculpture including doves made from the UN Universal Declaration of Human
Rights in various languages-shredded, poppy seeds, ceramic shell form, ash and plaster dust
36 x 37 x 16.5cm £1200
Ash Birds - Alchemical Incinerator
Mixed media
22 x 43 x 15.5cm
£1,200
Nightjar - New World, Old Wars, 2020
Newspaper and urban camouflage pattern
approx 13x30x15 (HxLxW)
£1100
Nightjar - New World, Old Wars, 2020
detail
Nightjar - Hybrid
Mixed media
approx 20x30x15 (HxLxW)
£1100
Nightjar - Hybrid
detail
Mark Gibbs
Oryx gazelle - Scorched Earth
Mixed media Sculpture
SOLD
Mark Gibbs
Oryx
Mixed media sculpture
48x24x19cm (HxWxD)
£1100
Mark Gibbs
The Long Khaki Trail
Mixed media sculpture
SOLD
Mark Gibbs
Merlin
Sculpture - preserved newspaper obituary columns and ceramic vessel
40x25x20cm
£1200
Mark Gibbs
Nightjar II
Sculpture - preserved newspaper and raku ceramic vessel
40x25x20cm
£1200
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About the Artist

Mark creates complex sculptures featuring animals, horsemen, and ships. Influenced by archeology his sculptures resemble ancient ritual artefacts with many layers of meaning. He describes his work as ‘Natural-History’; in which themes of deep time, loss and conflict are combined with animal form.

​Referencing shamanism, the animals are built from the inside out, starting with a skeleton and often including internal organs which are then covered with bundles of wire representing the muscle groups, or torn newspaper to represent feathers. 

The unsettling anatomical look resembles a cyborg or a creature in the stages of reanimation. The newspaper stories are relevant to the works’ meaning, and the inclusion of modern elements such as wire or electronics produces an intentional conflict, are they ancient or from some dystopian future?  

​Mark says he sees his animals as guardian spirits of a battered environment, standing in opposition to unsustainable materialism. A recent series of cavalry sculptures comments on the dangers of Imperialism, and the forces of unrestricted competition which continue to fuel this destructive mind set.

​Mark has been included in the 2018 and 2020 New Light Prize touring exhibitions and shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 5 times. In 2018 he was included in the Highlights Contemporary Craft Tour: Craft and Conflict showing alongside craftwork made in UN refugee camps.

© 2020 by Saul Hay Fine Art
Manchester, UK
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