HANG-UP INTRODUCES JUNKYARD GAMES
AN INSTALLATION WITH MARK POWELL AT MONIKER ART FAIR 2014
16 – 19 October 2014 | The Truman Brewery | London E1 6QR
Hang-Up Gallery will be back at Moniker Art Fair 2014 with a cutting-edge installation entitled Junkyard Games featuring works by talented and visionary artist Mark Powell.
After last year’s successful participation, Hang-Up returns with East London artist Mark Powell to debut his exclusive new collection. Mark has returned to painting after many years to reveal a more personal, experimental insight to his work. Found objects such as 1920’s apple boxes, coffee sacks and road signs will be the new canvas for his avant-garde oil paintings that combine colourful text, bold brushstrokes, and his masterly skill for intricate drawing. The poetic titles often used in his previous works have now been brought to life with vibrant colour and composition that are an intimate reflection on the human condition.
In Mark Powell’s own words, “The paintings are almost a story of a newspaper or a headline on my opinions of what society might be. Its a multi-lingual type thing. Its just a different language, or a way of saying something…I always think in terms of painting, even when I am doing the biros.”
Mark Powell is internationally celebrated for his exquisite Bic biro drawings on vintage documents, manuscripts and postcards that were subject of his sellout show ‘Drawing on History’ at Hang-Up Gallery last year. Since then his work has been in high demand. He has received sell out exhibitions in numerous London galleries, including The London Illustration Fair, Curios Duke Gallery, Bear Cub Gallery and a recent summer group show at the prestigious Castle Galleries in Mayfair, where his works were the first to sell out on the opening night.
The body of work to be displayed at Moniker 2014 will be a prelude for his upcoming solo show at Hang-Up Gallery entitled Human Traffic on view from 29 Nov to 17 Jan 2015.
Moniker Art Fair returns for its fifth year, having firmly established itself as London’s premier event for contemporary art with its roots embedded in urban culture. Hang-Up Gallery has had a long-standing relationship with the fair, and considers it an ideal platform to represent their creativity and passion as a gallery.
|Duration||16 October 2014 - 19 October 2014|
|Times||Thursday PV 5pm-9.30pm, Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-7pm|
|Cost||£8 OTD, £4 Commision|
|Venue||Old Truman Brewery|
|Address||15 Hanbury Street London E16QR, ,|
|Contact||02036674550 / /|