Mark is known for his large scale, brash works and takes the viewer on a journey of discovery into his own world.
A contemporary realistic action painter, he is influenced and inspired by American modernist painter Jackson Pollock’s dripping of paint, Picasso’s linear soft forms and his love for travel. Mark often visually narrates daily life allowing the collector to be immediately transported to those international grand cities when connecting with his work.
Mark is especially known for his large scale streetscapes and iconic well known city overviews. His celebrity collectors include Russell Crowe, Lionel Richie, Mark Taylor CEO Taylor Constructions, Atlassian Corp PLC’s Sydney Scott Farquhar & Kim Jackson, Gareth Richards McGrath Real Estate Mosman, Chief Winemaker Lisa McGuigan, Lisa McGuigan Wines, Australian cricket player & former captain Shane Watson & his wife, TV celebrity Lee Watson & many corporate and large private collections Australia and worldwide.
Hanham’s universal themes appeal to new collectors and seasoned connoisseurs as well as enthusiastic or nostalgic traveler. His bold expressive landscapes of iconic urban centres – Sydney, London, Paris, NYC, Venice, Tokyo and Melbourne - are unique. Hanham’s point of difference is scale and energy but all counterpoised with romanticism and a commentary on the human condition.
“ I did not simply choose to be an artist, it probably started when I was a child growing up in the inner city of Sydney surrounded by contemporary art galleries and people who are truly passionate about the arts.
My use of abstract line and form brings quite a range of problems to be solved. A series of imaginative developments involving colour, texture and more lines are added to my works until I am satisfied that I have captured a moment in time.
I have tried to take a more literal approach to abstract expressionism since completing my Masters Degree in 2004 through a more figurative way of working, so that you can see what the image is without seeing it all. This allows the viewer to imbue their individual sense into the work. It invites them to get involved.
A lot of my work is about street and cityscapes, it’s about the chaos of a city, the rush and too the alienation that occurs with urban living”
- Mark Hanaham, 2020
We have a comprehensive collection of artwork from all over Australia expanding through from contemporary, indigenous, abstract, photography and sculptures.
We are constantly engaged with the art and creative community so we can present the finest in both established and emerging talent.
Our weekly ‘Collectors Corner’ events feature 5 of the finest pieces in our ever changing collection of art photography and sculptures, including updates on our very active social calendar.
View our recent Collectors Corner here.
You don’t have to be an expert or even a serious collector to appreciate the quality, original art works by local and indigenous artists on display at Audrey Fine Art.
With a changing face and new exhibitions regularly there will surely be something that you cannot leave behind when you visit the gallery. Whether your taste leans to big and bright or small and subtle, there will be beautiful pieces that will entice. We have a diverse collection to accommodate all your requirements for both your home and office, paintings, photography and sculptures to purchase or rent.
Visit the gallery at 181 Harris Street Pyrmont any day of the week and lose yourself in fine, contemporary Australian art. With experts on hand to give you advice and a personal design service where Audrey will find those special pieces to fit your space, you will find art to suit your every need and budget.
Take a look around our website but for the truly immersive experience that is original art, drop into the gallery soon!
AUDREY FINE ART
A bright, modern space dedicated to your comfort and enjoyment, right in the heart of Pyrmont.