Mark Howland

A graduate of Chelsea School of Art I have been primarily focused on the British tradition of the landscape in painting. The landscapes are filled with memory and significance and emotional resonance. Although familiar, they offer much that is unknown and an emotional enquiry through the process of painting begins.

This journey of discovery hinges on the layers of painting, collage and experimental use of mediums; such as wax and encaustic painting. The paintings are informed by developments in landscape painting that artist such as Peter Lanyon and Peter Doig developed. The work questions the role painting has in representing the familiar-a move from the topographical and into something more subjective.

The paintings suggest that it is not into abstraction that this outcome will be found, but towards an intensification of emotional resonance through new ways of manipulating the physical matter of the medium into representational forms.