By Mark Hayward
Through painting, animation and print Mark Hayward explores themes of identity and the individual using his faceless comic characters to construct fantasies that are at once, both strange and familiar. With a sense of the documentary his on going body of work builds into a catalogue of characters and comic situations that heavily reference the world around him. Within this basic framework there are themes that Mark returns to, feeling drawn to the military, childhood, national pride and uniform, all of which give a strong visual identity for the artist to play with. His latest paintings are inspired by the Queen's Jubilee celebrations and the ongoing Falkland Islands dispute.
For his first solo show at Nancy Victor, Mark will be showing existing works including animations, screen prints and paintings alongside new works.
Just before we close the show, Mark will also be here on 30th August running a live printing session as part of Fitrovia Lates. Exclusive hand printed pieces will be available for purchase on the night.
9 august, 6 > 8pm
LIVE PRINTING SESSION:
30 August 6 > 9pm
9 > 31 august 2012
Monday > Friday / 10am > 6pm
Saturdays / by appointment only