Husband and wife collaborators, Mark Barrow and Sarah Parke, share a unique practice that investigates the materiality of painting and perception. Deeply invested in the intrinsic human neccessity to organise natural phenomena, the duo have developed a process which includes the hand-made production of unique textiles. Parke creates fabrics which are then painted over by Barrow resulting in textured and multi-layered compositions. The loom is not only an integral tool for the couple, but as one of the first machines developed by humanity, underscores the universal themes within their work.Read More
Karen Rosenberg of The New York Times has described their work as descended from "some wonderfully complicated DNA: Americana, modernist geometry, feminism and Neo-Impressionism, to name just a few strands.” It is this experimental attitude to form that has allowed the pair to develop sculptural and installation based works, as well as furniture in the form of chairs, screens and pillows.
The artists are currently based in New York.