MARK RODDA
ALL ROUNDER
22 MAY - 15 JUNE


For most of his career Mark Rodda has grappled with the reality that he enjoys making both abstract and figurative painting.  This is not a problem in itself, things only become difficult when he needs to explain the entirety of his work to others in a clear and concise way. In the past he has attempted to meld these disparate painting forms together.  Of late Rodda has decided to not even try to reconcile the two, to make the differences within these modes a virtue, not a vice. All-rounder will be an exhibition where Mark Rodda leans into the aspects of his work that are different from alot of other painters, namely, the stylistic diversity within his oeuvre. 

It sometimes happens that painters move consecutively from one form of painting to another. For example Philip Guston moved from abstraction to figuration in the 1970's, and Kandinsky, Mondrian, and many other early moderns did so in the opposite direction. It is rare for artists to be both abstract and figurative concurrently. Paul Klee is an example of this and one of Mark Rodda's first great influences, Gerhard Richter is a more recent practitioner of this process of working.


I like the triangulation needed to comprehend disparate works, to me it is a cool thing when a painters solo show looks like a group show. 

– Mark Rodda

The new figurative works in All-rounder read classic Rodda territory; namely fabricated romantic landscapes featuring mysterious entities.  His abstract works introduce new elements into the paintings, literally changing their physicality.  Rodda has started to construct 'handmade acrylic tiles', which are incorporated into these new works. The tiles become both a border and a frame to the objects, giving a 'three-dimentional realness' to the works.  In addition to this, the artist has left himself room to include any additional ad-hoc, or 'outlier' paintings, that may suit the exhibition as a whole.

MARK RODDA  Robust Colony  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 20 × 23 cm

MARK RODDA
Robust Colony 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
20 × 23 cm

MARK RODDA  Coastal Haven  (framed) 2019 synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel 28 × 27 cm

MARK RODDA
Coastal Haven (framed) 2019
synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel
28 × 27 cm

MARK RODDA  Gravel Rocket  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 18 × 23 cm

MARK RODDA
Gravel Rocket 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
18 × 23 cm

MARK RODDA  Risky Business  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 50 × 62 cm

MARK RODDA
Risky Business 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
50 × 62 cm

MARK RODDA  Rockfall  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 26 × 21 cm


MARK RODDA
Rockfall 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
26 × 21 cm

MARK RODDA  Nonchalant and Meandering #9  (Framed) 2019 synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel 25 × 30 cm

MARK RODDA
Nonchalant and Meandering #9
(Framed) 2019
synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel
25 × 30 cm

MARK RODDA  Colossus Teetering  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 24 × 29 cm

MARK RODDA
Colossus Teetering 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
24 × 29 cm

MARK RODDA  Mushroom Nebula (Expanding)  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 35 × 56 cm

MARK RODDA
Mushroom Nebula (Expanding) 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
35 × 56 cm

MARK RODDA  Spites Confined  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 26 × 29 cm

MARK RODDA
Spites Confined 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
26 × 29 cm

MARK RODDA  Nonchalant and Meandering #10  (Framed) 2019 synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel 25 × 30 cm

MARK RODDA
Nonchalant and Meandering #10 (Framed) 2019
synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel
25 × 30 cm

MARK RODDA  Separation of Power  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 20 × 21 cm

MARK RODDA
Separation of Power 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
20 × 21 cm

MARK RODDA  Transient Portal  2019 synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel 38 × 59 cm

MARK RODDA
Transient Portal 2019
synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel
38 × 59 cm

MARK RODDA  Wait for the Tide  2019 synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel 42 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA
Wait for the Tide 2019
synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel
42 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA  Trio and Mascot (Grande)  2019 synthetic polymer and oil on linen 76 × 84 cm

MARK RODDA
Trio and Mascot (Grande) 2019
synthetic polymer and oil on linen
76 × 84 cm

MARK RODDA  Logic Gate  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 22 × 25 cm

MARK RODDA
Logic Gate 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
22 × 25 cm

MARK RODDA  Garden in the French Manner  2019 synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel 53 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA
Garden in the French Manner 2019
synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel
53 × 61 cm

MARK RODDA  Nonchalant and Meandering #8 (Framed)  2019 synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel 25 × 30 cm

MARK RODDA
Nonchalant and Meandering #8 (Framed) 2019
synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel
25 × 30 cm

MARK RODDA  Porous Barrier  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 20 × 24 cm

MARK RODDA
Porous Barrier 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
20 × 24 cm

MARK RODDA  Trio and Mascot (Petite)  2019 synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel 38 × 43 cm

MARK RODDA
Trio and Mascot (Petite) 2019
synthetic polymer and oil on wood panel
38 × 43 cm

MARK RODDA  The Crystal Generator  2019 synthetic polymer on wood panel 23 × 21 cm

MARK RODDA
The Crystal Generator 2019
synthetic polymer on wood panel
23 × 21 cm

MARK RODDA  Nonchalant and Meandering #7 (Framed)  2019 Synthetic Polymer and Oil on Wood Panel 25 × 30 cm

MARK RODDA
Nonchalant and Meandering #7 (Framed)
2019
Synthetic Polymer and Oil on Wood Panel
25 × 30 cm