London-based artist Mark Titchner is best known for bold, text-based works that integrate a wide variety of media. His work strongly references everyday consumer culture messaging, and, as such, it comments on both the language and medium of contemporary marketing. Employing bright colors and catchy slogans on large scales, Titchner’s work often takes on life outside of the gallery and museum and is installed in various public spaces. These outdoor works take the form of billboards or appear on the side of buildings, boldly broadcasting messages such as “The World Isn’t Working,” “No Them Only Us,” and “In Eternity All Eyes Are Open.” In this way, Titchner’s art can be understood as staging small interventions; as the viewer’s perception is altered, he or she is prompted to pause and ponder the mysterious messages being communicated.
Titchner was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2004. He has exhibited widely and was the subject of a solo exhibition at Tate Britain. Titchner’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the Royal Academy, and the Grand Palais in Paris, among many others.