London-based artist Mike Ballard will present a site specific installation at the conclusion of his month long Artist Residency at KARST. Working within KARST residency space Studio 2, Ballard has spent the month adapting his practice to fit within Plymouth's environment. The presented work will show how Ballard has used the KARST Artist Residency to inform his practice; the exhibition is open to all.
Born 1972, Works and Lives London, graduated M.A Fine Art Central Saint Martins College London, 2007
Ballard’s practice is inspired by the abstract compositions found in the urban environment, as well as the territorial gestures that divide public and private space. Taking substance from flâneur style wanderings through cities, Ballard weaves together an accumulative and regenerative language of city infrastructure, patterned by materials such as building site hoardings; the remains of illicit advertising and painted pavement markings.
Recent exhibitions include:
If Destroyed Even More True Block Madrid, Madrid
Capital Slang Angus-Hughes Gallery, London,
Advertising The Invisible, The Residence Gallery, London
I.D.S.T Block 336. London
Slippage, Von Goetz Art, London
In Residence, Griffin Gallery, London
Earth is our Radio, KARST, Plymouth
The eternal broadcast. Lust & the Apple Gallery, Temple, Scotland, Mind in transit Known Gallery, Los Angeles.