Mark Hosking born 1971 (Vienna) solo exhibitions include Radio Mayday at IBID Projects, London (2003), L'Elac, Geneva and Jerwood Gallery, London (2001). He has been included in group shows at Arnolfini, Bristol, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and Kunstverein Bregenz (all 2001) as well as the Lisson Gallery shows Ideal Standard Summertime (1995) and A Shot in the Head (2000).
Hosking's Sculptural work is often described through narrative. Objects, remade and transformed by the artist are seen as the residues of scenarios of self-preservation and redemption from the adverse and unexpected situations or disasters. Another dimension to Hoskings practice rebels against the fixed status assigned to objects within western consumer society through challenging their former use - value.
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