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Mark Stonestreet BA (Hons)

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Sculptor Mark Stonestreet BA (Hons)
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About Mark Stonestreet

Mark Stonestreet has been creating sculpture for 20 years, beginning his career in the late 80`s whilst working as an industrial welder, his work has developed through his arts education in the uk, to the granite sculptures exhibited today.

His creations have been inspired by many differing subjects, although a main stay through out has been the female form, utilizing it as visual base for his formal and lineal expressions.

Marks works, both sculptural and 2d are currently in many private collections both in the UK and in Asia.
Sculptor Mark Stonestreet BA (Hons)
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Exhibition History of Mark Stonestreet

Groups
2014 Res Foundation, Art Studio, Pallava Symposium
2014 Corsannini Sculpture studio Carrara Italy
2014 Doddington Hall International Sculpture Exhibition
2014 Stanmer Park sculpture trail
2014 Art Studio India, ECR Monumental Sculpture Exhibition
2014 Pelham House Exhibition, Lewes
2013 Exhibition and auction, the Sculpture Park, Surrey
2012 Royal Landscape Exhibition, Saville Gardens, Windsor England
2010 ‘Art wave’, Pelham House, Lewes, East Sussex
2010 ‘Latest Works’, group exhibition, The Grange, Rottingdean (with Dan Skinner, Printer)
2010 ‘444’ Open house exhibition, group exhibition, Brighton Festival (with Richard Gray, Daz Keniry, Dan Skinner)
2008 ‘Variations 08′ group exhibition Patna, India (with 8 sculptors, Symposium)
2007 ‘Variations 07′ group exhibition Chennai, India (with 8 sculptors part of symposium
1995 City Works South shields, Northumbria (with Dan Skinner)

Solo
1997 Abstract Forms, Dury Lane, London

Patna international Symposium 2011

Artist Statement of Mark Stonestreet

Having discovered stone as a medium for my work, I have yet to find another that compares. I am passionately drawn to its solidity and majesty and I revel in the length and intensity of the processes involved.

I continue to learn about different types of stone and their idiosyncrasies and to develop my creative language in the medium. I have travelled as far afield as India on this learning process - and although they are not always apparent in each work, these journeys are subtly hinted at in each finished sculpture.

Primarily a direct carver, I see the process as a conversation between myself and the stone - the inspiration for this relationship being a chosen line or a form suggested within the medium. Recently my work has focused on the human figure. Getting to this point has been a gradual journey but it has taken me full circle to return to one of my initial artistic focuses - life studies.

Within my work I hope to achieve the fine balance between the figurative and the abstract, utilizing line and form in order to exaggerate and emphasize. This will continue to be the basis for my drawing and sculpture.

In the near future I intend to travel to various global centers of stone working to further develop my skills and knowledge in this intoxicating medium.

Symposiums

2011 Pallava sculpture symposium, tamil nadu, India. (artist, organiser)
2011 Bihar sculpture symposium, patna India. Work chosen for permanent exhibition in city centre
2011 Pallava International Sculpture Symposium
2013 Pallava International Sculpture Symposium

Public Works of Mark Stonestreet

Sudatha, Patana city center, India
Binary World II, Chennai India
Agni, Chennai India

Qualifications / Education of Mark Stonestreet

1991 Arts Foundation Course with merit, Hastings College of Art and Technology

1992-94 BA Degree (Hons) Sculpture, Newcastle Polytechnic

Teaching Experience

2001 Teaching Amble School, Amble, Northumbria. Artist in residence, basic sculpture (breeze block carving).

2001 Amble school, life drawing classes

2007 Teaching introduction course in soft stone carving for Dutch teenagers undergoing corrective social training (Dan jo Jowk, The Hague, Holland)

2011 Introduction stone carving courses, Stanmer Stone Works

Influences / Inspiration of Mark Stonestreet

After years appreciating the techniques of renown sculptors such as Constantin Brancusi and Rodin, and continuously keeping life drawing as a base of my 2d works, with Egon Schiele`s line in mind, I have in my focus on teaching myself all aspects of stone carving spent the last three years concentrating on the figurative carvers, the most recent that had an impact on me is The Infant St John the Baptist by Jean Dampt (1880, marble) Musee d`Orsay, I am also influenced by my mentor Harry Gray, with one of my favourite carvings `Mother and Child`.

Price Range of Work

Mark Stonestreet's work has a price range from £4,167 to £8,333

Mediums utilised

Mark Stonestreet's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Mark Stonestreet's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Monumental Contemporary Abstract Modern Sculptures (2)
Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Angular Abstract Modern Contemporary sculpture statuary
Abstract Loop Indoor and Outside Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
Construction Abstract Sculpture Statues
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues

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