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A Londoner’s Take on The Other Art Fair

In its 42nd global edition, The Other Art Fair is proud to introduce 120 talented emerging artists who will be exhibiting at the fair in London from 3-6 October, 2019 at Victoria House, Bloomsbury. Read on to learn more about artist Marcus Aitken who will be at the London fair this Autumn. You can see all the artists at the 2019 Autumn edition here

About the Artist:

Marcus Aitken is a contemporary painter currently living and working in South London. For his painting process, Marcus uses a combination of layering, distressing and blending to build a multifaceted surface, adding a sense of depth and drama to the work. Coming from a design background, Marcus has evolved his practice through mixed media, sculpture and jewelry design. The results are vibrant, energetic paintings with exciting sculptural elements. Marcus has participated in numerous art shows across the UK, has been a frequent exhibitor at The Other Art Fair, London and his works can be found in public and private collections.

The Artist on The Other Art Fair:

When I last exhibited with The Other Art Fair at Truman Brewery, it was a full-on experience, meeting and talking to hundreds of people about my work. It was an exhausting 4 days, but really worth it from the opportunities that came out of it. This year I will be exhibiting again at Victoria House in London but will be presenting an entirely different series of works on wood.

The new work came about from me experimenting with new materials and painting on discarded objects that I had found in skips around South London. The project has progressed since then and I have started scaling up the work to larger statement pieces. I’m really in love with the way the wood grain marries with my paintings and how each surface tells a different story. Like all my work, it’s been an experiment and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the audience will think this year.

Marcus will be exhibiting at The Other Art Fair London from 3-6 October at Victoria House. Book tickets online here.

About the Author

Aurora Garrison is Assistant Curator at Saatchi Art. Need help finding art? Contact her via our free Art Advisory service at