21st September - 9th November 2018
Monday to Friday 10-5pm | By appointment
& Advertised Weekends
PSEUDO PUBLIC HAS BEEN KINDLY SUPPORTED BY
“Play is the base of every truly creative art expression.” James Johnson Sweeney
“The designer of today re-establishes the long-lost contact between art and the public, between living people and art as a living thing.” Bruno Munari
The British artist and designer Mark McClure’s artwork stems from the urban landscape and representations of the built environment, from buildings and structures to lines on the road, the visual language we unconsciously absorb on a daily basis. McClure comes from a background in visual and graphic design and within his practice he successfully straddles disciplines and media his work is abstract in style with bold lines, sharp angles and strong colour palettes reminiscent of the English Vorticists. Through his multi-disciplinary practice, McClure is investigating what constitutes a painting or sculpture and how the artist can re-establish the lost contact between art and society.
In this his first gallery exhibition in London, Mark McClure has filled the gallery with playful artworks that challenge our very perception of the gallery space, its perspective and its function. McClure moves fluidly and confidently between fine and applied art - blurring the lines between art, design and functionality in his pursuit to reestablish arts relationship to society and reintroducing the notion that “play is the base of every truly creative art expression.” James Johnson Sweeney
ABOUT MARK McCLURE
Mark McClure Studio embraces bespoke surface design alongside public art, sculpture and gallery works. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and Internationally. With a background in visual design and working with wood, paint and other materials, Mark collaborates with interior designers, architects and public bodies to bring the bold, geometric works to both private and public spaces in the form of wooden feature walls, murals, 3D installations and commissioned artworks.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSIONS
"Abstract" Jealous Gallery, London 2018 | "A Journey Through Brutalism" Rise Gallery, London 2018 | "Fractions" Look Up Editions, London 2017 | "In Depth" Unit 5, London 2017 | "Chroma Form" Well Hung, London 2016 | 2018 - Commissioned mural on outer wall of Brigstock Refugee Centre, Thornton Heath, London | 2018 - Commissioned Mural on all outer walls at Locus Creative Hub, Walthamstow, London | 2018 - Painted mural in communal areas at Thamesmead Estate, London with Peabody trust and Levitt Bernstein. | 2017 - "Surface" Site-specific installation at Morgan Furniture Showroom, London. Part of Clerkenwell Design Week