Drawing on memories from his personal history and working in a limited palette of black white and grey, Mark Soltero makes paintings that interrogate relationships between images, memory and materiality.
For Soltero, a picture space comes together as a result of two independent functions – the way we see objects and events in our immediate surroundings, and how we think about these objects and events.
Thinking connects us to images through memory. As a result, the act of thinking engages us in time, history, and association.
It is this wider space Soltero contemplates in his practice.