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Mark Powell

With the humble Bic Biro as his tool of choice, Brighton-based Powell creates intricate portraits on antique documents. His favoured subjects are the elderly, a natural fit for the paper he uses and his detailed style: postmarks and typography merge with pen strokes to create a captivating whole. In contrast, Powell's paintings (on cardboard and other found materials) exhibit street art and advertising influences while maintaining extraordinary detail.

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Powell inadvertently enrolled in art school when he wandered into Huddersfield University after getting fired from a job and sparked up a conversation with the head of the art department.

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Notable Exhibitions

HEY! Le Dessin, La Halle Saint Pierre, Paris, FR, 2022

Anthropology, Hang-Up Gallery, London, UK, 2016

Out of Line, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, US, 2016

Drawing on History, Hang-Up Gallery, London, UK, 2013

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