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Mark Kennedy – Mosaic Artist

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

I am a mosaic artist whose work has been on on the streets on Manchester and beyond for 30 years…notably Affleck’s palace and the Etihad stadium. I have made untold amounts of work for untold amounts of people ..a list that I couldn’t possibly detail. A list that would go from street cleaners to hotels to department stores to art institutions to cafes from gangsters to princes to billionaires to the homeless for film stars to magicians for footballers and alchoholics from high lamas to burglars…I think you get my drift…from high end to lowlife…everybody’s pound note is worth exactly the same every publication is worthy of a reader..my most proud moment and career high was i drank the ashes of Bernard Manning. And if you buy me a Guinness one day I’ll tell you the story…

Watch youtube videos about my work here, and here, and here!

My website is crap ..the work is old and bobbins and I cant be arsed with it…www.markkennedy.co.uk

I’m on Instagram as @markkennedymosaics

Contact me on info@markkennedy.co.uk

Mobile 07970101699

Thankyou Mark

Felicity Meachem

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

FELICITY MEACHEM

Felicity MeachEm is a recent graduate of Fine Art Painting at The University of Brighton and is now based in Manchester. Burgeoning with an overload of pattern, her work explores whether the decorative has a place within contemporary Fine Art Painting.While pattern can still signify twee, kitsch, the degenerate and the feminine, all of the old disparagements which critics imposed against it, with the right use of decoration MeachEm believes that in painting it can be evocative, multivalent, vigorous and empowering.

  Images sourced or appropriated from different cultures define the subject matter in her paintings. Such as Parisian tile patterns, Japanese Kimono and iconic African Dutch wax prints. This is in order to create a utopian world where all cultures can live in harmony.The work highlights the unavoidability of politics. She is aware that by contrasting and balancing different cultural iconographies, from western tonon-western patterning,it can be quite contentious. Especially with its relation to ‘Orientalism’. However, in opposition to this her work wishes to investigatethe complexity of cross-cultural fertilization. And shestrongly believes that internationalism of pattern work is a cultural fabric that overlaps. 

She has also been shortlisted for The Graduate Art Prize 2018 with her painting ‘I’m Alright, Hiding Tonight’.

W :: www.felicitymeachem.com

I :: @felicitymeachempainting

Email: fmeachem@hotmail.co.uk

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