MARK BATTY
MARK BATTY
MARK BATTY

MARK BATTY

Studio resident 2019-ongoing :

Mark Batty’s work is influenced by astronomy and the cosmos, as well as an awestruck admiration of beauty, this subject matter serves as a point of personal scientific researchHe exploits the traditional versatility of oil paint in representing different areas of space and processes his own pigment specified to planetary geology. His works encompass striking and familiar representations of space as well as the more inscrutable realms.With the aim to produce a natural representation of the cosmos, the result can often seem free of reference and subject matter, blurring the line between representation and abstraction. Touching on the sublime, he confronts the notion of exploration within the cosmos and the astronomical frontier, aim to present the viewer with a universe that is both overwhelming and within our grasp. 

MARK BATTY