• Loren Marks

Sanderson are pleased to announce the debut exhibition Here and There, featuring the work of abstract painter Loren Marks.

"After graduating from Whitecliffe with a Bachelor of Fine Arts nearly ten years ago, Marks’ practice fell to the wayside while she forged a career in fashion as a print designer. On a trip through Greece and Italy, Marks recalls being enchanted by frescos and archaeological sites like Ercolano and Delos. Inspiration kindled during her travels caught alight during the lockdowns of 2020 when painting offered an escape from the constraints of everyday life. It’s remained with Marks as a meditative practice ever since.

Marks enters a subconscious middle world to begin painting. In this liminal state, she is excited by the loss of control and allows the paint to manifest her ideas, emerging and receding in the painted space. Although she hesitates to describe her process as deliberately spiritual, Marks acknowledges this resonance.

Figures coagulate as fragments of sculpture or restless spirits, momentarily visible through a fracture in a veil. An ethereal hand reaches up from moss-green depths in Eyes for You, while the features of a face become apparent in the absent space Marks carves from her paint. Under the power of Marks’ spell, paint is alchemical, oscillating between liquid and solid, transparent and opaque, invoking figure and form."

Read the full exhibition text by Maya Love here.

Opening Hours

  • Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm


  • Osborne Lane, 2 Kent Street
  • Newmarket
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland, 1023