works 653, 654, 655 & 656: The Art Gallery as Art VII – X

Tate Modern
The Art Gallery as Art VII. Tate Modern Level 3 ceiling ventilation ducts with strip lights
c. Michael St.Mark 2013

Multi-stage digital image manipulation from original photograph.


Tate Modern doorway. doorway drawing
The Art Gallery as Art VIII.  Tate Modern Gallery Doorway ( & right, drawing version )
c. Michael St.Mark 2013


turbine hall ab'No1
The Art Gallery as Art  IX. Tate Modern Turbine Hall Abstraction no. 1
c. Michael St. Mark 2013


Tate Modern Staircase
AGAA X. Tate Modern Level 3 Staircase ( enhanced )
c. Michael St.Mark 2013


All images.
Signed editions of 25 Lightjet prints on Kodak Pro Endura, 20″ x 16″ & 20″ x 12″
£180 ( unframed)

* This series provides an excellent investment opportunity in a brand new art sub-genre within art, where parts of major public galleries are posited as artworks in their own right; thus negating, neutralising and democratizing the anachronistic air of exclusivity and pompous elitism pervading such institutions.

Purchase details;  Dada website

Jack Frost working late again..

Reworking of work 350 from 2009. Topical DN tropical, Mr Frost – although nearing Easter – is enjoying his UK work so much, he refuses to ‘pack ice it in’ and snow shoe-shuffle off to his polar retreat” noitanrebih ” ( reverse hibernation ).

Art should never lose its playful, humorous side

jack frost
Car Roof no. 16,670,654

c. Jack Frost

London Dada website

Work No. 652 ogitreV II

ogitreV II
c. Michael St.Mark 2013

Second in the series, the sense of vertigo reversed.
NatWest Tower, City of London

Linkback to Ogitrev 1, a collaborative work with photographer Dean Christopher in 2006.



Cropped & tonally-enhanced digital photograph..
Signed edition of 50 fine art Giclee print, 20″ x 12″
£450 ( unframed )

London Dada website

work 651; The Art Gallery as Art VI

Saatchi gallery
In the Absence of Greatness ( The Art Gallery as Art VI )
c. Michael St.Mark 2013

Vacant gallery wall, Saatchi Gallery Chelsea

Signed edition of 50 giclee prints on Kodak Pro Endura 20″ x 16″
£185 ( unframed)

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* We’re looking to commission a photo realism painter to produce a scaled-up rendition , in either oils or acrylics,  of this image.
Please send info with examples of work to;


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Meanwhile, just around a gallery wall corner…

suicidal art
…. art, it appears, is committing suicide.

It needs to be dark to be art” – a dark mind.


Work No. 650; The Art Gallery as Art V

The Art gallery as Art V
c. Michael St.Mark 2013

( Fifth in the series, positing the art gallery as art in its own right, democratizing the elitist aura of the large galleries )

Gents washroom, Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea.
Digital photograph, cropped and color-enhanced.

Signed edition of 50 giclee prints, 20″ x 20″ on Ilford Pearl

£400 (unframed)

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Dada website

work 649; Society Now


  UK Society Now

  c. Michael St.Mark 2013


Social commentary work.

Reflection on the surge in population in the last decade c/w targeted government cuts causing greatly increased pressure on jobs, public services, education, housing and lower-to-middle income in the chronic body crush and ubiquitous omnipresent car/truck rampage that is England 2013.

On an aesthetic level the image presents an interesting abstraction of feathery flux within
a narrowly defined color and tonal range.

Signed edition giclee prints, W 20″ x H 12″ on Kodak Pro Endura.
£250 ( unframed)

Dada website

“Dada is the revolt of the personality threatened on so many sides, a revolt against levelling, stupidity and destruction. It is the distress cry of creative people against banality” – Richard Huelsenbeck ( one of the five original Dadaists of 1916 )