About

Represented by the Carlos Reid Gallery and ArtPistol

Marcus Jake is a UK, SW Wales & London based artist. Working in a mixed medium environment, often using photography as the cohesive element.

His work is experiential and transpersonal, trying to capture those significant moments of the parts that make up the human experience. The results are generally emotion drenched pieces of work, touching on sadness and heartbreak but also capturing the beauty that is life. No matter how exposed the original subject matter is, you will often find a sense of hope, a reflection of what comes out of this place; strength, beauty, connection and courage.

Browsing through his photography work you could mistakenly think that a heavy use of photoshop has been used. This is not the case, he prefers to create all the effects at the studio stage.

Although an avid analogue film camera user, he believes digital has a perfect place in his work and chooses to use both depending upon the idea or project.

Marcus has a thirst for researching and learning new techniques, especially in the alternative printing arena, often mixing mediums together to create unique pieces of work.

 

Awards:

2014 – Clarke Willmott Emerging Artist Award – Final Selection

2014 – ModelInScene, Competition Winner – Natural Beauty Category

2012 – Official Nominee, Black and White Spider Awards – Nude Category

2011 – Official selection, Prix de la Photographie – Fine Art Category

2011 – Bronze Award, International Loupe Awards – Medium Format Fine Art Category

2010 -Bronze Award for International Aperture Awards – Wedding Photography Category

Exhibitions:

 

2016 – Flux Exhibition – Truman Brewery. London.

2016 – Tribe16 Art Festival – Ugly Duck. London.

2016 – Exhibit Here Summer Exhibition – The Menier Gallery. London

2015 – FLUX Exhibition – Royal College of Art. Kensington. London

2015 – Arnolfini – The Other Art Fair. Bristol

2014 – 13 The Gallery – Islington. London

2014 – Clarke Willmott – Emerging Artist. Bristol.

2013 – Essence Art Exhibition, Hallam Conference Centre. London.

2013 – Be.in Bristol – Palimpsest, as a reflective form. Bristol

2013 – The Parlour Showrooms – Duende. Bristol

2013 – My Painted House – Alma Vale. Bristol

2013 – The Start Project – The Masquerade. Bristol

2013 – The Start Project – Intel vs Inteligence. Bristol

2013 – Spike Island – Spike Open, UWE submission. Bristol

2012 – The Island Gallery – ‘unseen reflections’. Bristol

2012 – F Block Gallery UWE – Vantage Point. Bristol

Publications:

2015 – Femme Rebelle (Print)

2015 – Model Society Magazine (Print)

2014 – Clear Nude (Print)

2014 – Quite Frankly Magazine (Print)