New Zealand contemporary artist Mark Dimock has been living and working in Eketahuna since 1980 where he has established a large studio workshop and gallery. He has had over 40 solo exhibitions in galleries throughout New Zealand including Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Palmerston North, Whangarei, and Masterton, and has been part of many group shows.
Mark’s practice is governed by the search for original imagery and a highly technical approach to his painting style. In the early 2000‘s his style changed dramatically. He started painting on rough-sawn hard wood boards. He wanted a raw look, with influences from primitive and ancient cultures such as Egyptian and Native American art. Still interested in the reflections of light playing a part in the work, he inlaid polished steel and in later works aluminium, copper and brass.