Through the removal of a bodily presence in the contemporary notion of experience, Mark's work investigates
political and autobiographical implementations of the facade, prejudice and self. Known for his use of language and
spray painted soft sculptures, Mark's work exists in both public and private spaces, museums and galleries. Spray
painted gestural marks and handwritten characters, adorn both surfaces of twin duvets, evoking language and
methodologies of communication akin to protest. Mark’s digital works bear witness to the assimilation of human
action into that of the digital file. Language and the subject from which it is derived become flattened - the body
absorbed. Meanwhile, smoke is held infinitely in the space of two monitors.
About Mark John Smith
Mark is a British interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York, born in Cambridge, England. He holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School and BA Hons Degrees in Fine Art and Art History from The University for the Creative Arts in the United Kingdom.
Mark’s work LIVELIVE was featured in the London 2012 Olympics partnering with the Tate Modern Galleries Digital Archives. www.markjohnsmith.com