About the artist
Mark Titchner has lived and worked in South London since 1993. After leaving Central St Martins he worked as a model maker and workshop assistant on nearby Weston Street and from 2002 to 2006 he worked from a studio at Delfina Studios on Bermondsey Street very close to the station. He still lives in South London today.
He specialises in creating artworks which explore the tensions between the different belief systems that inform our society using words and language. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006 and participated in the Venice Biennale in 2007. He is currently lead artist for “As you change, so do I”, an evolving three-year public art project based in his hometown of Luton.
The London Bridge commission was awarded through a competitive process, managed by curators Futurecity. His proposal was selected from a shortlist of artists by an Arts Advisory Panel including representatives from Network Rail, Grimshaw Architects, Southwark Council, Science Gallery London, Drawing Room, REM Ltd and Futurecity.
Supporting the profile of the Shard Quarter
The commission will contribute to the local, national and international profile of the new Shard Quarter, of which the London Bridge Station Development is a key part, in helping deliver the ambitious objectives of the Team London Bridge Culture Strategy, which supports the significant investment in culture and the creative industries in the area.