We’re based in E17 and our 'hood is peppered with geometric confections created by the venerable Mr. McClure.
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.