The Art Gallery as Art – Hayward Gallery; New Impressions Series


In collaboration with Derby artist Jack Halford, Michael St.Mark’s 2012 concept of positing the UK’s major galleries are also art in themselves, as a means of Democratizing Art TM is here further broadened to include frottage impressions of the exterior gallery walls, using acrylic paint and oil pastels on artist paper in A3 & A4 sizes. Linkback to The Art Gallery as Art  from 2013.

The first series in this new conceptual direction for the frottage technique ( details & history here ), was created using the north wall of the Hayward Gallery, South Bank on Wednesday 18th March 2015. (Documentary photos below.)

* Note.  No damage to the wall surface occurred and no residual paint marks were left as a result of creating the artworks

Hayward Gallery Impressions1Hayward Gallery Impressions2

Top; Jack Halford creating Impression No 4 at the Hayward Gallery, March 2015  ( completed Work inset left )

Hayward Impressions3

 At the Hayward Gallery with Impressions Nos 1-3  ( acrylics )

Hayward Gallery Impressions4

Left; Michael St. Mark creating Hayward Gallery Impressions No 6 ( oil pastel )
YouTube  video tf.


Hayward Gallery Impression No. 6 (completed Work )
c. Michael St.Mark 2015

Hayward Gallery Impression No#1 by Jack HalfordHayward Gallery Impressions6Hayward Gallery Impression No2 by Jack HalfordHayward Gallery Impression No3 by Jack Halford

Impressions Nos 1- 3 ( of a triptych of acrylic impressions ( see top page for the works in situ )
  c. Jack Halford 2015


Tate Modern Impression No1Tate Britain Impression No. 1Saatchi Gallery impression No. 1

Further frottage Works ( using oil pastels through artists’ paper ) in the Art Gallery as Art series, using the exterior walls of Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Saatchi galleries. ( Blurred effect created by each of the the rough external wall textures of the galleries is actual and not a focusing error. )

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Work No. 755: Type II Warren ( Easter Special )

type 2 warren

London Dada Easter special 2015
The chocolate rabbits of mass destruction, waiting to pounce on a pancreas and along the sugar coated road to Type 2 Diabetes within 15 minutes of ingestion.
*Public health educational Work in the stead of token toothless (ptp) ‘warnings’ on the dangers of refined sugar from HM Govt. health watchdogs in the pockets of corporate food retailers and the sugar refining industry.

Linkback to related Work from 2011

The Scales of the Problem ( Supermarket juxaposition No 3 )

Info resource;  Sugar and Type II Diabetes

Work No. 754; Extinguishing the Sun

Extinguishing the Sun ( am & pm )
   Extinguishing the Sun ( am & pm )
c. Michael St.Mark 2015

Posted on the morning of the partial solar eclipse ( 20th March 2015 ) that few people got to see, due to the unrelenting overhead blanket of greyness that’s been covering most of the country recently...
* update..
only to clear to unbroken blue sky after noon

Comment on the absolute futility of man’s efforts to control and manipulate nature, basically similar to that of trying to extinguish the sun’s nuclear fire and light via a single water fountain here on earth.

Fountain, Welwyn Garden City, Herts.
Edition of 25 fine art giclee prints on Ilford Pearl
24″ x 18″
£300 ( unframed )

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