Mark Stonestreet’s sculptures are a playful investigation into line, definition and geometry. Working with negative space, light and shadow, Mark gives each of his sculptures direction and flow. Lines direct the form, textures are contrasted and complemented, and shapes are contorted into new, enticing arrangements. Yet each design maintains a sense of Mark’s own, free hand carving, allowing his works to develop in an open and instinctive manner.
Mark was born in Singapore in 1971. He studied sculpture at Newcastle Polytechnic after which he travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and beyond, discovering different mediums and methods for carving. In 2004, Mark moved to Mamallapuram in India, a village of over 200 stone carving workshops. Mark spent the following four years working and living amongst the traditional Dravidian temple carvers of south India. He has now been working in stone for over ten years. His works can be found in private and public collections throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. He now works in his studio in Brighton with working spells in Mamallapuram each winter.