About Michael St.Mark

Conceptual / experimental multi-discipline artist, writer and photographer. Creative consultant & founder of London Dada under Hugo Ball's original Dada principles.. Echoing Marcel Duchamp in respect of going beyond the purely retinal and refusing to accept the standards and practices of an established and corrupt art system, conventions that are still considered essential to attain fame and financial success: refusing to repeat himself or to develop one recognizable style to placate the commercial needs of the art market.

Addendum 2019. Work No. 1002; Look Closer, the Truth’s there Somewhere

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Entranced / Look Closely, the Truth’s there Somewhere
© Art Axis  2019

Featuring actual inside page of June 6th edition of the Daily Mail

Entering the third decade of the new millennium, the UK is patently witnessing end-times for the few remaining vestiges of news reporting-accuracy and balance within its mainstream media. Those in the industry, charged with delivering authentic news and current affairs to the public, are having their training and hard-won skillsets inexorably undermined and compromised.
Hampered from honest reporting by corrupt print and television media-owning plutocrats, many a serious journalist lives in fear of career limitation or even termination by presenting accurately stories and events that happen to be politically or financially inconvenient to those already fiscally well-situated and in positions of power.
Acting under masks of unbiased neutrality, those few who succeed with promotion to mainstream media eminence are invariably enabled by dint of genuine or feigned allegiance to the aims and ambitions of that powerful elite; thus perpetuating an insidious system of subtle propaganda that has in the past soft-soaped the population into accepting stringent financial impositions, restrictions and even illegal war as absolute necessities.

Links to Work 999 from 2018; ” Muddle England

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Dada; being initially a literary expression of war protest is well represented through this image – an accurate photographic metaphor of the times we live in.

Going forward, the way out from this long-standing media-maintained impasse is through the individual engaging with his innate human potential for true perception, as against blindly accepting increasingly tiresome external impositions of reality.
” When a lie is seen as a lie, the false as false; in that very perception is reality, truth ”
M. St.M
Shoreditch, London, 2020

* Coronavirus update June 2020
Please see uniquely psychologically relevant Work No 454 from 2011
trouble

London Dada mission accomplished; please see the previous post.

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Artnet Exposed, London Dada’s 13-year mission accomplished

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After 13 years of making not insubstantial inroads of overdue change into the flint-hard fear and conformity-ridden glass ceiling of the 100% money-driven pretentious, shallow and cronyism-infested art world; what more suitable triumphant note on which to end a still largely unrecognized chapter in art history than the closure of Dada’s formerly missing UK expression co-inciding with being blocked by the almighty Artnet on social media, simply for having the audacity to publicise home truths about international art market big name cash cow con artists such as Koons and Hirst.

Link to the story typifying Jeff Koon’s ( and others ) MO, just the latest in a long line of habitual plagiarism of other artists’ work, combined with a depressing personal paucity of creative originality, skill, talent or moral compass in at least tipping a name hat to the unrecognized artists behind much of their output.

London Dada; 2005 – 2018
( Works No. 01 to 1002 )

Michael St.Mark
Shoreditch, 13th May 2019

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Addendum.
Work to continue on this blog and London Dada websites in refining, upgrading and adding missing content from some earlier posts, whose loss was due to LD’s former blog platform blog.co.uk closing in 2014.
Artist ART AXIS to remain active in promoting existing LD content across social media for posterity and continue to conduct Banksy-style public awareness stunts London-wide through our Green Disc subsidiary co.

The 7 Tenets of Dada

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Legacy validation
The imperishable fruit of London Dada;

6191 photography collective
Carrying the torch for Hugo Ball’s vision through the medium of photography reoriented;
Art that expresses true perception and fearless criticism of the times we live in


Six ” creep & crawl ” Career Artists  ( locked in creative stasis by ambition )
© Michael St.Mark 2018

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Armistice Day 2018

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Michael St.Mark advocates returning legendary German artist Kurt Schwitters’ final creation, his Merz Wall – dubbed his ” life’s great work” – to its indisputably rightful place;  reintegrated into the Merz Barn that is still languishing vacant like a crown with its jewels long extracted, in Elterwater Cumbria.
Official KS Newsletter article here..

MERZ WALL RETURN St Mark

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LONDON DADA Fast-view Archives 2005 – 2018

Some serious imitation @ Frith Street Gallery

Showing at Frith Street Gallery, Soho til January 19th; artist Fiona Tan’s Elsewhere video installation.
( Below ) Two stills from Tan’s current Elsewhere video  installation ( 2018 ) alongside two pre-existing works ( 2014 / 17 ) from London Dada artist Michael St.Mark .. and a third compare; a still from Tan’s Ghost Dwellings series ( 2013 ) alongside one from pre-existing Spirit Sheds  series ( 2006 ),  again by Michael. St.Mark.

All “unmistakably similar” in IP lawyer parlance.

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Links to Bereavement Twister & The Respect is Mutual original LD blog archive pages.

UPDATE; January 20th,  end of show

 

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Link to post; Banksy Unmasked for Real

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Further links;

Michael St.Mark on Flikr pro
London Dada archive website