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Mark Flood

American, b. 1957

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Mark Flood

American, b. 1957

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Mark Flood is known for his prankster antics, creating art that mocks American culture and the contemporary art world. For one of Flood’s frequent modes of production, he crudely stencils graphic, confrontational statements on found signs, as in UPDATE YOUR RESUME / BURGER KING (2009), or on canvases or cardboard, as in 25 ADDITIONAL PAINTINGS (2009). Despite the mocking tone and seemingly slapdash nature of much of his work, Flood also demonstrates mastery and technical prowess in his “lace paintings”, such as Floral Event (2009), which are beautifully and meticulously rendered. For these, Flood’s process involves laying down layers of paint and lace, then painting the lace directly to create an exquisitely detailed surface.

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Group show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Biography

Mark Flood is known for his prankster antics, creating art that mocks American culture and the contemporary art world. For one of Flood’s frequent modes of production, he crudely stencils graphic, confrontational statements on found signs, as in UPDATE YOUR RESUME / BURGER KING (2009), or on canvases or cardboard, as in 25 ADDITIONAL PAINTINGS (2009). Despite the mocking tone and seemingly slapdash nature of much of his work, Flood also demonstrates mastery and technical prowess in his “lace paintings”, such as Floral Event (2009), which are beautifully and meticulously rendered. For these, Flood’s process involves laying down layers of paint and lace, then painting the lace directly to create an exquisitely detailed surface.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Articles Featuring Mark Flood
Mark Flood Plays Patron Saint to Houston’s Unknown Artists
Jan 8th, 2016
Mark Flood Plays Patron Saint to Houston’s Unknown Artists
Playing to Its Strengths, Independent Delivers the Art-Fair-Meets-Exhibition We Hoped to Find
Mar 6th, 2015
Playing to Its Strengths, Independent Delivers the Art-Fair-Meets-Exhibition We Hoped to Find
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