Mark Titchner was born in Luton (1973). His work involves an exploration of the tensions between the different belief systems that inform our society, be they religious, scientific or political. He works across a number of media including digital print, wall drawing, video, sculpture and in his installations he often employs motifs taken from advertising, religious iconography, club flyers, trade union banners, prog rock and political propaganda. The common denominator among this material is a quest for idealism and enlightenment; a desire for some form of transcendence.
Solo exhibitions include: Please believe these days will pass, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 2012; Ends Thou, Focal Point Gallery (offsite project), Southend; Be not Content, Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam, 2012; New Art Gallery, Walsall, 2011; Motto, Art House Foundation, London, 2009; The Age of Happiness, Hellenic American Union, Athens, 2009; Plateau Aurora Borealis, Peres Projects, Berlin, 2008; Run, Black River, Run, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2008; The Eye Don’t See Itself, Vilma Gold, London, 2007; IT IS YOU, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2006. Selected group exhibitions include; Altars of Madness, Casino Luxembourg, 2013; Thresholds, Tate Liverpool, 2012; The Future Demands your Participation, China, Shanghai, Minsheng Art Gallery, 2010; Psychosomatic Acid Test, GSK Contemporary, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009; Material Presence, 176, London, 2008; Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2008; A Poem about an Inland Sea, 52nd Venice Biennale, Ukrainian Pavillion, 2007; Turner Prize, Tate Britain, London, 2006 and Between Two Deaths, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2006.
Titchner’s work We Want Responsiblity To Be Shared By All was purchased by the Contemporary Art Society in 2004 and presented to South London Gallery.
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