Respected far and wide for his murals, mosaics and 3D artworks, in recent years Mark's been spending more and more of his time making prints. The results? Increasingly adventurous and accomplished artworks, created with gusto by an artist well-and-truly hitting his stride in the print studio.
With their engaging colour palettes and weathered, reclaimed wood, his painted murals and mosaics have brightened up locations from the Olympic Park to Amsterdam, Berlin, Beirut and beyond. The balance he strikes between crisp geometry and re-used materials is a language he continues to explore – with consistently rewarding results – in public artworks, 3D wall sculptures and prints. Recent commissions of note include an extensive project on the Thamesmead estate (London), a complete wraparound design for Locus of Walthamstow and a five-storey gable-end mural for the Brigstock Refugee Hostel in Croydon.
When we launched back in 2016, Mark had been planning to make more prints and was keen to find an appropriate platform – it looks like we timed it to perfection. What’s more, he’s got some great plans for future editions. We don’t want to give too much away, but surface texture will play a role – as it does in his 3D work – and when it comes to colour he’s full of surprises.
Colour and texture play a role in his first Look Up editions, with their animated angles fizzing away. The overall effect is one of motion, suspended somehow, yet teetering on the brink of activity.