Marcus Jefferies was born in Bristol, UK, and studied fine art at Wimbledon School of Art, London. He currently works and lives in Bristol and is based at Spike Island Studios. Jefferies maintains a diverse practice that incorporates, painting, sculpture, installation and design. Each field of interest informs the other to create intertwining relationships. The built environment often forms a backdrop to his work where new narratives evolve through the exploration of site, scale and memory.
Recent work: The Wilderness Tower, installation/bird hide commission, Somerset levels (2020); M V Academy public art commission, a collaboration with Collin Higginson (2018); Outpost, an installation on the Somerset Levels, Host (2018); Phase 3, collaboration with Collin Higginson, Plymouth Contemporary, Karst (2017); The Rules of Exchange, a collaboration with Colin Higginson, Arnolfini Gallery (2017); Vista, group show, Gallery 8, St James, London (2016); The Kiosk Project, Bristol Art Weekender, a collaboration with with Colin Higginson (2015); Hannah More Primary School public art commission, Bristol, (2015); Test Space Open (2014), Test Space at Spike Island, selected by Ruth Claxton, Marie-Anne McQuay and Edwina Ashton; Perpetual City (2013), a collaboration with Colin Higginson, commissioned for Spike Island Open Studios; Sub-Woofer with Ancient and Modern (2012) curated by Sacha Waldron, Spike Island.