Marcus Aitken

Marcus Aitken artist insitu shot in studio

CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT ARTIST

Marcus is a contemporary artist living and working in South London. Known for his gestural paintings, Marcus uses a combination of layering, distressing and blending to present a multifaceted surface to his work. His background in design has developed his artistic style creating cutting-edge abstract works. 

He has shown in exhibitions internationally and has collectors around the globe. His work has been featured by various publications including Schön! Magazine, Art Plugged, Saatchi Online, Soft Punk Magazine, 9/10 Magazine, Trebuchet Magazine, Condé Nast, and Culture Trip. He was also named as one of Saatchi Art's top 20 emerging artists to watch in 2020.

Marcus studied his foundation course at the Camberwell College of Arts from 2008-2009 and then went onto graduate from UAL, London College of Communication in 2012.

“For me, it’s all about the physicality of painting and connecting with my materials, tools and surfaces in different ways. I am interested in repurposing materials and recreating new narratives from old objects. I paint to capture precious moments and movements - I suppose there is an element of performance when I work as the output is very raw, impulsive and intuitive". 

Marcus regularly exhibits his work and has commissioned works for commercial spaces and individual collectors.

View his original paintings on our website, TURNER | ART | PERSPECTIVE