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With the humble Bic Biro as his tool of choice, London-based Powell creates intricate portraits on antique documents. His favoured subjects are elderly, a natural fit for the paper he uses and his detailed style: post marks 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.
Words Don't Age
Along the Seine
From One Path
Did you know?
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.
Country of Birth
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
Exhibitions by Mark Powell
Banksy,Mark Powell,The Connor Brothers,Tim Fishlock
23 Jun 2018 – 2 Sep 2018
4 Mar 2016 – 10 Apr 2016
Mark Powell Editorial
The Art of Nostalgia | A Dialogue with Mark Powell
16 May 2023 | 4 min read
Five things you need to know about Mark Powell
11 May 2023 | 4 min read
In Conversation with Mark Powell
13 Oct 2021
Meet the Artist | Mark Powell
28 Apr 2020
Hang-Up Editions Round-Up
26 Sep 2018
Mark Powell | Artist Interview | Hang-Ten
26 Apr 2018
Hang-Ten Festival of Art and Entertainment: Ten years. Ten artists. Ten weeks. One huge party.
22 Apr 2018
Hang-Up's Brand New Summer Hang
11 Jul 2017
Mark Powell - Exclusive Releases...
28 Feb 2016
Artist Interview: Mark Powell - Part Two
22 Feb 2016
Artist Interview: Mark Powell - Part one
14 Feb 2016
Get to know the artists: Dave White, Mark Powell, Joe Webb, Delphine Lebourgeois, Oddly Head and Lauren Baker
4 Jul 2015
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