Mark Mayes (he/him), the artist behind FirmGently, was also one of Indian Futures’ initial artists. He’s particularly interested in how our visual systems work and how we can be “tripped up”. A lot of his artwork consists of extremely messy strokes that turn out to be very realistic paintings. Art Apart shows some of his abstract and realistic nature prints.
For more of his work, check out his website: https://firmgently.co.uk/