Melding the spirit of the Abstract Expressionists with a taste for calligraphic mark making that borders on the gleefully obsessive, Wayne Mok is an artist who wears his influences visibly on his canvas, yet he also poses new questions aplenty in his work. Born in Hong Kong, Mok came to Britain at the age of 13. His first degree was in Mathematics but subsequently turned to studying art in California. He made the move from curator to painter in his thirties, bringing a mature sense of perspective on art history to a fledgling career that quickly found direction and shape, with colourful acrylic work becoming a trademark of his practice.
Working in short series of paintings allows Mok to explore the beauty of spontaneity and process. Art history and personal history meld in each series and in every piece, with marks that can denote a musing on love, a question about faith or a moment of desire.
Mixing Western artistic mores with Eastern craft skills, Mok creates.