Mark David Lloyd is a British contemporary artist who exhibits work internationally. His career began as a graffiti artist in the mid 1980’s. He went on to study fine art at Falmouth School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art, and Winchester School of Art. Mark is an artist that is not shy of addressing topical issues and philosophical ideas. An artist that is bold, expressive and always willing to create work with drama and impact. The concept, ideas and his subconscious metamodernist realism, certainly displays sincerity, a narrative and hope! Addressing heavy themes such as searching for God, the advancement of humanity and cultural identity, Mark communicates through his creativity. His mind is open, inquisitive and constantly evolving.
Lloyd's work has been defined as post post-modern, metamodernist, and nascent. Underpinning Lloyd's work is philosophy, theology, science, and science fiction. Weighty themes such as; consumption, God or higher powers, evolution, human advancement in the age of technology, globalization, dystopia and apocalypse, have all been conceptual practice pathways for his work. The philosophies of Baudrillard, Lyotard, Jameson, Harvey and Lacan influence his work and ideas, and significantly Slavoj Zizek inspires Lloyd’s work. Science fictions from Mary Shelley to Philip K Dick provide important inspirations for practice. Lloyd has developed a rich visual language that incorporates imagery and processes from high and low cultural perspectives, which interconnect complex narratives that revisit history and gaze upon the future.