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Mark Firth

Born 1952, United Kingdom

“From an early engagement with the ideas of science, my work has evolved through an exploration of the simple orthogonal and rotational operations of precision engineering, to my current daily conversations with order and measure on the machines in my workshop. This process animates, in thousandths of an inch, the brightly reflective parent metal, while the subsequent use of acids to corrode and patinate selected surfaces produces other material associations.”

Mark Firth is a British sculptor who principally uses aluminium and steel for his creations. During a career that has spanned nearly four decades, Firth has become a master at manipulating solid billets of metal with great geometric precision. Precision which he uses to create artworks of incredible beauty. He does not use computers for any part of the creative process and relies entirely on traditional hand-operated machines. Firth's sculptures have been exhibited all over the world including at the Guggenheim in Venice. He lives and works in London. 

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​Selected Recent Exhibitions


Selected Publications

1976 -1978 Slade School of Art

1972 -1976 Camberwell School of Art

1971-1972 Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham

2018 CrimsonEarth, Solo Exhibition; Herrick Gallery, London
2018 London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery

2017 Someth1ng Gallery, London

2017 London Art Fair, Jill George Gallery

2016 Toronto International Art Fair, Jill George Gallery 

2015 British Art Fair. RCA, London

2014 Realisme 14, Amsterdam

2014 Abstractica, London

2013 Art at the Warehouse, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2012 ArtMKT, San Francisco, California, USA

2012 KunstRAI, Amsterdam

2011 Art Chicago, USA

2010 Royal British Society of Sculptors

2008 Toronto International Art Fair; Red Dot, Miami, USA

2007 Jill George Gallery, solo exhibition, London

2005 Jesus College, Cambridge

2004 Galerie Pascal Gabert, Paris

2004 Palm Beach Contemporary Art Fair, Jill George Gallery, USA

2003 Prudential Atrium, solo exhibition, London

2002 San Francisco International Art Exposition, Jill George Gallery, USA

2001-2002 Bury Museum and Art Gallery

2001-2002 Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

2013 Anthology of Asemic Handwriting, Tim Gaze & Michael Jacobson

2003 British Sculptors of the 20th Century. Edited by Alan Windsor

1997 Dictionary of Art, Macmillan Press

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