Mark Gubb's work is influenced by the history and culture he has grown up with; rock music, 80's Britain, seaside towns. He work's across a broad range of media, approaching each within a sculptural context.
Mark displays an equal fascination with the things he finds so great and so terrible about the world we live in. He constantly searches for different ways to disseminate his work and is equally interested in site-specific work as in how work functions within an arts institution; a particular interest being how work can retain its criticality and credibility when positioned outside of an institutional framework, a place where it is often requested to have a broader relevance to a wider audience. He often seeks some form of collaboration within his work, whether in its physical production or in engaging with a particular community, subculture or professional during research. His interests lay in the power of the object as a vehicle for communication, whether that be a grand sculptural statement or something more temporal. His work aims to provoke a wider discourse around history, culture and belief systems (personal, political, theological), inviting us to reflect on our desire and ability to impact upon the world we inhabit.
Mark was short-listed in to represent Wales at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Recent solo exhibition include How Should I Live? (Maybe That's Not The Question) Chapter, Cardiff in 2010. Recent group exhibitions include We Have The Mirrors, We Have The Plans, Mostyn, Llandudno, also in 2010. He is represented by Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool