Mark Titchner was born in Luton and studied at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. His work involves an exploration of the tensions between the different belief systems that inform our society, be they religious, scientific or political. He works across a number of media including digital print, wall drawing, video, sculpture and in his installations he often employs motifs taken from advertising, religious iconography, club flyers, trade union banners and political propaganda. The common denominator among this material is a quest for idealism and enlightenment; a desire for some form of transcendence.
He has exhibited extensively internationally, was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and participated in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007.
His work is held in many permanent art collections including Tate; Arts Council; British Council; The City of London; Government Art Collection, and South London Gallery.