Thursday, 22 December 2016

The Transglobal Art of Mark Wigan

During the Roots and Routes Season of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 you are invited to the Preview of The Transglobal Art of Mark Wigan Exhibition on Thursday 6th April 2017 6pm to 8pm The exhibition continues weekends 10am to 4.30pm until 8 May 2017. Mark Wigan Williams is a contemporary visual artist recognised internationally as an influential illustrator and pioneer of urban art in London ,New York and Tokyo in the 1980s.

Wigans approach is interdisciplinary crossing fine art, illustration and urban art and his prolific output includes regular international gallery exhibitions, live painting performances, theatre and television set design, animation, public art commissions, music graphics and mural paintings.
Most recently his vibrant artwork has featured on a collection of boots, shoes, backpacks and t shirts for Dr Martens. The acclaimed DrMartensXMarkWigan Collection has been enthusiastically received all over the world.
'If a picture tells a thousand words Wigans drawings are worth an entire library of professorial works on pop culture, early works from 1985 are now revealed as astonishingly accurate maps, showing the development of the attitudes that defined sub cultures' -The Independent Newspaper

'Paris had Toulouse Lautrec, Londons got Wigan an artist whose poser packed drawings immortalise the murky menagerie of late night hipsterdom' -The New Musical Express

Wigan's work revitalises more stoic forms of social realism with a neon -bright parade of semi fictitious cult classics, snap crackle and popping their way through the heated hordes of club land -The Face Magazine