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Mark Pawson – Signs and Maps

October 29, 2009

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Introducing Mark Pawson, badgemaker extraordinaire who will be exhibiting in the gallery from 7th November – 5th December. 

This exhibition will showcase Mark Pawson’s limited edition, ready to hang Perspex Signs, Signs which gently subvert the familiar form and messages of advertising and information signs.
The signs are accompanied by a series of Maps that have been painstakingly overprinted with multiple  layers of hand printed weather symbols, adding to the layers of information already present.
A section of the shop will be devoted to a comprehensive range of Pawson Products: Self published books, hand printed cards and jewellery; necklaces and brooches produced in collaboration with Tatty Devine.
  
 
Mark Pawson is a self-confessed image junkie, photocopier fetishist, semi-retired International Postal Art Superstar and afficionado of accessible, affordable, low-tech hi-fi printing methods, his favourite toys/tools are rubberstamps, photocopiers and of course the Print Gocco.
Born in 1964, grew up in Cheshire, lives in London and never went to Art School.
Mark Pawson is a one-man production line creating and selling a constant stream of artists books, postcards, badges, multiples, T-shirts and other essential ephemera. He has collaborated with Tatty Devine , worked with Levis Vintage Clothing and received research funding from London College of Communication. His books are in the collections of the Tate Gallery Library, London, MOMA Library, New York and Björk.
He’s a virtual one-man production line creating a constant stream of artists books, multiples, prints, postcards, badges, t-shirts and other essential ephemera. He has collaborated with Tatty Devine and worked with Levis Vintage Clothing.
His books have been acquired by the Tate Gallery Library, London, the National Art Library at the V&A, London, MOMA, New York and Björk.
His work has appeared in Creative Review, Relax (Japan) and Dish (Japan). and written for Cheap Date, Variant, the Modern Review.
The 1999 retrospective exhibition ‘No New Work’ was reviewed in Art Monthly (Sept 1999), and he has been described as a ‘Lounge lizard of the subculture salon.’ by the Modern Review.
He has exhibited at Transmission in Glasgow, Catalyst in Belfast, The Horse Hospital and Tatty Devine in London and Metropolis Rise: New Art from London, at 798 Space, Beijing, China.
 
For further information see;
http://www.mpawson.demon.co.uk

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