Mason Storm has a past shrouded in mystery and his need for anonymity stems from this. His past reads more like a plot from a John La Carre novel than a traditional artist’s CV.
Mason did not follow the traditional route into art and his training and artistic education in painting, sculpture ceramics and photography came from as he puts it “hanging around with artists from an early age at a local youth centre”, these artists however include some of the UK’s most celebrated, from the world’s best art schools including the Royal Academy, Royal College and Central St.Martins.
Masons work is at times as provocative as it is beautiful, however just like his inspiration Caravaggio the work has hidden elements, twists and mysteries in which the viewer is invited to find and decipher, whether it’s a socio-political statement or an outright joke.
Who is Mason Storm?
Mason Storm has a past shrouded in mystery and his need for anonymity stems from this. His past reads more like a plot from a John La Carre novel than a traditional artist’s CV. Mason Storm is somewhat of an enigma in the art world. Although he’s fiercely protective of his anonymity he openly courts publicity and more often than not a fair slice of trouble, his trademark mask allowing him to hide in plain sight.
Mason is a modern master, creating captivating work that is truly magnificent to view. Not afraid to address controversial subjects whilst raising awareness of religious and political hypocrisy. Mason has built up quite a following exhibiting widely and is collected worldwide. An exceptionally talented artist producing dramatic and intense work that is often shockingly realistic with the power and immediacy to astonish. An intriguing man, a truly amazing artist that is already considered a legend.
Renaissance and Baroque periods
Mason Storm harks back to a time where artists lived and breathed and often died for their art, his greatest influences come from painters from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, his favourite artist and influence being Caravaggio, however he has also embraced art from across the whole spectrum mixing and melding any style that fits his work.
Mason Storms ethos is a simple one “If you like my work buy it and love it, if you hate my work, buy it and burn it!”
In the good old day’s artists were the rock stars of their times, like Caravaggio, drinking, hedonism and sword fights were the order of the day, today we have bitching and moaning on Facebook, he wants to bring a bit of that passion to his Art.
Mason is leaving his unique mark on the art world, an artist with edge and humour whose work demands to be viewed.