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.