The aim is to create an ever-evolving and dynamic portfolio of work created to excite and engage with the audience. For those that follow Mark’s work with interest you will appreciate the sheer contrast between the darkness and the light that shines in his art. ‘MD Studios’ was created in 2019 to be the platform for Mark’s pieces that feature the character/s as the fundamental component in the scene, a complete contrast to his work that will only ever elude to what is out of view. There are some cracking opportunities that will come to fruition in the near future so this new brand sets everything up to build on perfectly.
‘Aurora’ features 3 intense images that are inspired by Disney’s blockbuster movie ‘Frozen’ that the long awaited sequel that is released in cinemas today! Mark admits to being a fan, of the movie albeit not the lead song! His ‘Storyteller’ works offered stunning interpretations of many of Disney’s iconic masterpieces and Frozen has long been on the radar. Mark’s personal bond with Lapland stems from spending two holidays there over Christmas and the magic has created a lasting impression. The connection with the Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds and the haunting vocals of Arnor Dan are without doubt all linked to the emotions that come from being immersed in such stunning natural beauty.
The aim for ‘Aurora’ was to continue to create art with meaning - especially when taking on something that is so commercial as ‘Frozen’. The images themselves needed to evoke the magic of the film and to be easily identifiable but with an exploration of the complexities of the characters shown. As with so many of Mark’s work there is connection to be made by those who can relate the character’s emotion even if completely unrelated to the film.