Mark Powell

8 artworks


  • Heart and Soul Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Mark Powell Heart and Soul Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Heart and Soul Original Pen Ink Drawing Art on 320gsm Handmade South Indian Paper by Modern Pop Art Artist Mark Powell. Signed 2021 Ballpoint pen drawing on 320 gsm handmade South Indian paper Size: 62cm x 43cm Unframed Drawing is protected by an archival UV protective matt varnish spray 16.9x24.4

    $986.00

  • Pep Boys Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Mark Powell Pep Boys Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Pep Boys Original Pop Street Art Pen Drawing on Fine Art Paper by Artist Mark Powell. 2022 12.2x24 Signed Ball Point Pen Drawing is protected by an archival UV protective matt varnish spray.

    $986.00

  • Some May Never Live, But The Crazy Never Die Etching Print by Mark Powell

    Mark Powell Some May Never Live, But The Crazy Never Die Etching Print by Mark Powell

    Some May Never Live, But The Crazy Never Die Etching Print on Fine Art Paper by Artist Mark Powell Limited Edition Artwork. 2022 Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 25 Artwork Size 11x22.44

    $364.00

  • Basquiat Etching Print by Mark Powell

    Mark Powell Basquiat Etching Print by Mark Powell

    Basquiat Limited Edition Hand Deckled 1-Color Hand Etching Print on Fine Art Paper by Mark Powell Urban Pop Artist Art. 24.8x35.82 Edition of 7

    $364.00

  • Saint Paul De Vence Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Mark Powell Saint Paul De Vence Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Saint Paul De Vence Original Pen Ink Drawing Art on Archival UV Protected Matt Paper by Modern Pop Art Artist Mark Powell. 2021 Signed  Original Ballpoint pen drawing Size: 43cm x 59cm Framed Drawing is protected by an archival UV protective matt varnish spray 16.9x23.2. Hyper Realistic & Photorealistic Image of a Man's Face The Penmanship of Mark Powell: Capturing Essence on Paper Mark Powell, a contemporary artist renowned for his unique approach to modern pop art, brings hyper-realism to the streets that often goes unseen in the typical vibrancy of street pop art and graffiti artwork. His piece "Saint Paul De Vence" is a prime example of his mastery with a simple ballpoint pen, creating depth, texture, and emotion on archival UV-protected matt paper. The artwork, signed and completed in 2021, measures 43cm x 59cm and showcases an intense, hyper-realistic image of a man's face, a testament to the human condition and the stories etched within. Street Realism: The Raw and Intimate in Mark Powell's Art Powell's "Saint Paul De Vence" represents more than just a technical achievement; it is a journey into the soul of its subject. The artwork, framed and safeguarded with an archival UV protective matt varnish spray, presents an individual whose life experiences are mapped out across the canvas of his face. Every line, wrinkle, and expression is rendered with meticulous detail, bringing the subject to life. This level of realism is often associated with high art, yet Powell's choice of materials – ballpoint pen and paper – roots his work in everyday life, making it accessible and relatable. The intimacy of the portrait invites viewers to contemplate the stories behind the eyes of the subject. It is this storytelling aspect that aligns Powell's work with the ethos of street art. The narratives of life, often unseen or overlooked, are brought to the forefront, compelling the audience to acknowledge the unspoken tales that unfold around them daily. Hyper-Realism in Street Pop Art While not commonly associated with street pop art and graffiti, hyper-realism finds a place in Powell's artistic lexicon. His technique challenges the notion that its bold lines and bright colors define street art. Instead, "Saint Paul De Vence" suggests that street art can be a space for subtlety and nuance. Powell's intricate shading and attention to detail pay homage to the very essence of street art: the ability to reflect reality and provoke thought. The emotion captured in the artwork transcends the medium, creating a connection with the viewer that is both immediate and profound. The subject's gaze penetrates beyond the surface, asking questions and evoking empathy. This level of emotional engagement is the hallmark of both street art and Powell's work, serving as a bridge between the viewer and the viewed. Mark Powell's "Saint Paul De Vence" is a remarkable piece within the street pop art and graffiti art world. It showcases the power of traditional techniques applied in new contexts and the ability of art to uncover the depths of human experience. As the painting hangs, protected, and preserved, it continues to speak volumes, reminding us that the stories of the streets are as varied as the people who walk them and that art is a language that can talk about life's intricacies in the stroke of a pen.

    $986.00

  • Some Windows Block Out The Sun Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Mark Powell Some Windows Block Out The Sun Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Some Windows Block Out The Sun Original Pen Ink Drawing Art on Reclaimed Paper by Modern Pop Art Artist Mark Powell. Signed 2021 Framed. Ballpoint pen drawing on a 1912 sketch for a church stain glass window Size 57cm x 40cm Drawing is framed in a bespoke frame Drawing is protected with a matt varnish UV protective archival spray. 15.7x22.4

    $1,134.00

  • Keith Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Mark Powell Keith Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Keith Original Pen Ink Drawing Art on Archival UV Protected Matt Paper by Modern Pop Art Artist Mark Powell. Signed 2021 Ballpoint pen sketch A2 Unframed Drawing is protected by a UV matt varnish protective spray 16.5x23.25

    $986.00

  • Only Stories of the Past Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Mark Powell Only Stories of the Past Original Pen Drawing by Mark Powell

    Only Stories of the Past Original Pop Street Art Pen Drawing on Antique Post Cards by Artist Mark Powell. 2022 11x14.17 Signed Ballpoint pen drawing on an antique collection of postcards, bespoke frame.

    $1,134.00

Mark Powell Pop Artist Graffiti Street Artworks

Mark Powell's Bic Biro Wizardry on Vintage Envelopes

Mark Powell has established himself as an artist who takes the unconventional route in street pop and graffiti artwork. Rather than the walls of city alleys, Powell's canvas of choice is vintage envelopes, maps, and documents, which he resurrects from the forgotten corners of antique shops and flea markets. Born in 1980 in Leeds, England, this artist's signature medium is the Bic Biro pen, which he wields with the precision of a classical painter and the edginess of a street artist.

The Alchemy of Ink and Aged Paper

Powell's intricate pen work brings to life portraits of older people, animals, and scenes teeming with details so lifelike they seem to breathe. His subjects are often depicted with a raw honesty that captures the essence of human experience, each wrinkle on the paper mirroring those etched on the faces he draws. These portraits are not just visual feats but historical narratives that speak to the viewer. Powell often leaves the original text or postage marks on the envelopes visible, weaving a connection between the past and present. The choice of materials is critical to the storytelling aspect of Powell's work. The vintage envelopes carry a sense of history, stories untold, and lives once connected by the written word. Powell's artistry gives these materials a second life, repurposing them into a contemporary form of communication through the visual stories he tells.

From Ephemera to Enduring Art

Powell's work is a testament to the enduring nature of art, even when created from ephemeral materials. His choice to use Bic Biro pens, a tool available to almost anyone, democratizes the art-making process. It is a nod to the graffiti artists' spray cans, accessible and straightforward yet capable of creating complex and profound art. The simplicity of his tool belies the complexity of his creations, which require an understanding of form, light, and texture that Powell has mastered. The temporary nature of the materials contrasts with the permanence of the art he creates. Powell's drawings on envelopes are meant to last, to be framed, hung, and preserved, just as street pop art and graffiti are captured in photographs and shared across the globe, long after the original may have faded or been painted over. Mark Powell's work in the street pop art and graffiti artwork milieu stands out for its unique use of materials and profound humanity. Through his Bic Biro pen, Powell connects with viewers across time and space, turning the forgotten into the unforgettable. His work proves that street art is not defined by location but by the spirit in which it is created and that art can be found in the most unexpected places and forms.

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