Mark Flood, ‘Diamond Mirror’, 2013, Phillips

Signature: signed and titled '"Diamond Mirror" Mark Flood' on the overlap; further signed, titled and dated '"Diamond Mirror" Mark Flood 12-21-13' on the overlap

Peres Projects, New York
Phillips, London, 10 December 2014, lot 2
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Mark Flood

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.

American, b. 1957, Houston, Texas, based in Houston, Texas