In collaboration with Derby artist Jack Halford, Michael St.Mark's 2012 concept of positing the UK's major galleries are also art in themselves, as a means of Democratizing Art TM; is here further broadened to include frottage impressions of the exterior gallery walls, using acrylic paint and oil pastels on artist paper in A3 & A4 sizes. Linkback to The Art Gallery as Art from 2013.
The first series in this new conceptual direction for the frottage technique ( details & history here ), was created using the north wall of the Hayward Gallery, South Bank on Wednesday 18th March 2015. (Documentary photos below.)
* Note. No damage to the walls or residual paint marks were left as a result of the making of these Works.
Top; Jack Halford at Hayward Gallery with Impressions Nos 1-3 & mid-creation of HGI No 5 ( all acrylics )
Above; Michael St. Mark creating Hayward Gallery Impressions No 6 ( oil pastel ) YouTube docu video to follow
HG Impression No 6 & Impression No 3 ( of a triptych of acrylic impressions ( see top page) )
Further frottage Works ( using oil pastels through artists' paper ) in the Art Gallery as Art series, using the exterior walls of Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Saatchi galleries. ( Blurred effect created by each of the the rough external wall textures of the galleries is actual and not a focusing error. )
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