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MARK TITCHNER

STUDY FOR SCEAUX GARDENS TRA HALL, 2014

Giclée print on Somerset velvet enhanced 255gsm
420 x 594mm
Edition of 35, signed and numbered
£180

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This edition has developed from Mark Titchner’s proposal for The Signs Project, a part of SLG Local. This 18 month collaboration between the SLG and the residents of Sceaux Gardens Estate, Peckham, addresses the role of signage and communication across the estate, with the opportunity to commission a new artwork for the Tenants and Residents’ Hall façade. Titchner has taken the words “our work is today together” and proposed setting them in a geometric design covering the TRA hall. The words derive from the line, ‘We – are the beginning our work is today’, taken from, “Who are We? Manifesto of the Constructivist group”, 1922.

In his proposal, Titchner commented: “I have used straightforward language to produce a text that highlights the key concerns of ownership, communication, representation, community and collaboration. My aim was to propose a vivid, powerful presence at one of the key entrances to the estate, colourful and challenging; a statement of intent and aspiration, complimenting and giving form to the idea of ‘Working together to make Sceaux Gardens a better place to live for everyone’.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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BIOGRAPHY

Mark Titchner (b. Luton, England, 1973) Titchner received a Turner Prize nomination for his 2006 seminal show, IT IS YOU, at the Arnolfini, Bristol. Titchner’s work incorporates multiple identities alongside past and present secular and spiritual notions of faith. Many of the motifs in his work derive from propaganda, advertising, and religious iconography that gives the viewer a call to respond. He combines found text from a variety of sources such as evangelical pamphlets and heavy metal albums to create powerful new images and ideas. Titchner’s work is owned by museums and private collections throughout the world, including the Tate Modern. His works have been exhibited at the New Art Gallery, Walsall (2011) Vilma Gold, London (2010), South London Gallery (2010), Tate St. Ives (2010), the Hellenic American