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Mark John Smith- TOTALSMIT

The unofficial month of Mark John Smith culminates this week with TOTALSMIT, opening Thursday June 18th from 6-8pm at Ivy Brown Gallery on Hudson Street. Congrats dude!

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.

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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

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