Mark Humphrey was born in 1970 in Wiltshire and grew up in Berkshire. In 1988 he studied fine art at Maidenhead Art College and in 1989 he moved to London to study a BA in Interior Architecture at Middlesex University from 1989 to 1993. He was awarded the Mipim Award in 2004. Humphrey is an international award-winning Artist known as a polymath for creativity and reputed as a modern day Renaissance Man. Humphrey works in the fields of art and design without any boundaries. He is quoted as ‘a new super-discipline of visual creativity.’ His collectors include private commissions such as, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, commercial contracts for example, Fendi, Mittal and Jumeirah and charity projects such as, The Royal British Legion and Prostate Cancer UK.
Since the mid 90’s Humphrey has created a wide and varied practice of architecture, interior, product, painting, sculpture and ...
With over 400 sketch books, over 18,000 montage sketches, an ever-growing collage 80 metres long and 1.5 metres high, titled 'Tapestries of Ideas'. Mark’s sketches are his trademark output of diagrams, notes and drawings. Mark commented, ‘My tapestries are a Ticker-tape of my imagination: a diary of day to day sketches and ideas.’
Since early childhood, Mark has been obsessed with his sketch books and colouring pens in order to communicate his concepts; colourfully painted sketches have become the artists identity. He also, makes scaled maquettes of his ideas, developing his work into a 3-dimensional physical reality, an installation titled ‘Vitrines of Maquettes’.
Mark crafts private and commercial commissioned work. Inventing interactive projects engineered to the highest standards on time and budget, combining the finest materials and construction processes.
Mark’s shows exhibit his unique works and editions for loan, auction and sale. Also offering commissions from concept to completion, including designs for global brands and charities under licence. His forthcoming show is tilted ‘The Centenary Artist’ opening at Jumeirah, Park Lane in November.
New exhibition opens at Jumeirah, Park Lane ‘Skin on skin, stone on stone’
Mark Humphrey’s latest exhibition ‘Skin on skin, stone on stone’ has opened at Jumierah’s Grosvenor House apartments on Park Lane, London. The exhibition includes illuminated onyx, rock crystal and Belgian black marble furniture sculptures and exotic leather jackets and bags.
‘Our Poppy Sculptures pt2’, 2013
Museum visitors and passers-by are being invited to dedicate and insert a poppy into a brand new sculpture due to be installed at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The sculpture – honouring the one million UK and Commonwealth servicemen who …