Mark Sadler's Recollections

Part II from Jennifer Higgie's Eight Painters on Painting for Frieze Magazine

Mark Sadler
When I paint, the figures – which are always recollections of experiences and never simply images absorbed through visual grazing – are amongst the least solid or most volatile of any element. Photography does a particularly good job of representing the surface of a body – the wrinkles, bruises and faded tattoos – but my approach is to step away from those levels of information. People are the least permanent things in the world, moving through it and leaving behind the solid phenomena of chairs, rooms and windows for the next lot to inhabit.... more

Mark Sadler, Uptan, 2012, oil on canvas, 200 x 180 cm
Mark Sadler, Red Romans, 200 x 180 cm, Oil on Canvas 2011



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