Mark Scammell

New Town Composition, CO OPERATIVE and Pink Sunset celebrate the optimism of British post-war architecture. The works pay tribute to the buildings synonymous to that era of public rebuilding; housing, car parking and the civic building. Each piece was created using cross-stitch embroidery, a medium that communicates Scammell’s interest in fusing traditional techniques with the contemporary landscape.

 

Formative years growing up in the suburbs of west London, sited beneath the Heathrow flight paths, left their mark on the artist, resulting in an interest in the everyday, mundane and overlooked spaces that surround us. Alongside an early Primary School encounter with cross-stitch embroidery which the artist rediscovered as an adult, these central influences laid the foundations for the work shown here.