Mark Anstee is an artist specializing in drawing.
From singular observational silverpoint studies to large-scale durational performance drawings, Anstee has made work for major institutions including Bluecoat Liverpool, De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill, Fabrica Brighton, University of Manchester, IMMA Dublin, IFFM Belgium, and at Stonehenge.
In 2014 he was the lead artist commissioned by IWM North for the centenary of the First World War.
Mark studied at Goldsmith's College and gained a MAFA at Brighton University.
He teaches process/concept drawing at Brighton & Kingston University, and to Master cabinet makers.
"For me a drawing is the first material form of an idea.
When I draw I am not making art - I am making a drawing. Everything else follows from this."
"Teaching for me is about encouraging practitioners from all disciplines to use drawing as the most expedient form of communication."
Inspiration: tomb sculpture, rock art, land art, sci-fi posters, war memorials, the gothic, the landscape, theatre, numerous artist's & poets.