Oil on board
40 x 30 cm
About The Artist:
Mark Youd is an artist working in Southerndown, near Cardiff on the South Wales coast. He trained as a draughtsman and, in parallel to a successful career as a designer and technical illustrator, he has developed his personal artistic practice, challenging the traditional approach to portraiture and to painting itself.
His Fragment XIV painting was awarded first prize in Y Galeri Caerffili’s 2016 Open Art competition. The judges made the following comment
"Mark uses paint intelligently and creatively, varying the surface textures and marks, building forms which oscillate between the novel and the familiar. The image moves in the viewer’s mind from a pure exploration of oil and acrylic paint, into a more clearly understood organic form and into a fragmented human face, before the quality of the paint and its application return the viewer to an appreciation of the image’s more abstract qualities. Of the three paintings by Mark Youd, Fragment XIV was the image the judges felt best demonstrated these qualities”.
About Flux Exhibition:
FLUX Exhibition is a ground breaking art event and Pop Up Gallery space - a collection of the most dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists which represents an alternative way to encounter today's best new art.
FLUX has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, unconventional art event. Hosted by prestigious venues such as The Chelsea College of Arts in London and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX.
The exhibitions represent a rare opportunity to gain access to a diverse group of gifted artists, on the path to being the big names of tomorrow, showcasing international talent in a collaborative, curated show. FLUX celebrates dynamic, emerging artists on the precipice of wider accolade and fame.