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Artist-in-Residence - Mark Titchner

September 2012 - October 2012

Photo of THE WORLD ISN'T WORKING

Throughout his residency in Toronto, U.K. artist Mark Titchner developed a series of billboards, posters and large-scale wall-drawings that were installed throughout the city and in the AGO's Community and Toronto Now galleries. Drawing on his exploration of themes related to consumption, belief systems and marketing techniques, Titchner's immersive wall drawings and paintings consider how text and bold statements can be used to inspire, communicate to the masses and to bring communities of people together. The artworks produced throughout his residency were developed and executed in conjunction with youth from Oasis Skateboard Factory and the AGO Youth Council.

LET THE FUTURE TELL THE TRUTH. ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE.

Mark Titchner, LET THE FUTURE TELL THE TRUTH. ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE., 2010

Mark Titchner slide 1
I WANT A BETTER WORLD. I WANT A BETTER ME.

Mark Titchner, I WANT A BETTER WORLD. I WANT A BETTER ME., 2012, digital print on vinyl with eyelets.

Mark Titchner slide 2
WHEN ALL YOU HAVE DONE IS FORGOTTEN

Mark Titchner, ENDS THOU, 2012, digital print on vinyl with eyelets, Southend, UK.

Mark Titchner slide 3
A POINT SUSPENDED IN NOTHINGNESS

Mark Titchner, A POINT SUSPENDED IN NOTHINGNESS, 2010, digital print on vinyl, London, UK.

Mark Titchner slide 4
BE ANGRY DON'T BUT DON'T STOP BREATHING

Mark Titchner, BE ANGRY DON'T BUT DON'T STOP BREATHING, 2011, acrylic paint on canvas with eyelets.

Mark Titchner slide 5
WE ARE EVERYWHERE

Mark Titchner, WE ARE EVERYWHERE, 2010, digital print on vinyl, London.

Mark Titchner slide 6
CUT US DON'T KILL US

Mark Titchner, CUT US DON'T KILL US, 2010, billboard, Birmingham, UK.

Mark Titchner slide 7
NOTHING FOR MYSELF THAT IS ALSO NOT FOR OTHERS

Mark Titchner, MOTTO, 2010, digital print on vinyl with eyelets. Installed Art House Foundation, London, UK

Mark Titchner slide 8

 

About the Artist

Photo of Mark Titchner

Mark Titchner's sculptures, wall drawings and videos explore themes of consumption, belief systems and marketing techniques. His immersive wall drawings and paintings often consider how text and bold statements can be used to inspire, communicate to the masses, and to bring communities of people together. His works often confront the viewer with a proposition for a type of modern revolution. A London based artist, Titchner was a Turner Prize nominee in 2006, was showcased at the Venice Biennale in 2007, and has had solo exhibitions at the notable Peres Projects, Berlin, BALTIC, Gateshead, and Vilma Gold, London.

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Accommodations for Mark Titchner's residency is generously provided by the Drake Hotel.

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