Mark Doherty (1987, Ireland) completed a BA in Fine Art at the Dublin Institute of
Technology (D.I.T), Dublin in 2009. His work stems
primarily from his interest in both Far Eastern Art,
particularly from Japan, and his influence from popular
culture sources. Mark dislikes the created distinction
between 'high' and 'low' in art and as such sees no
difficulty in drawing from such fields as film, anime, manga,
comics, books by Terry Pratchet and Odilon Redon, etc. alongside historical and contemporary art.
He seeks to create alternate worlds in which to satirize our
own, allowing us to look at our foibles exaggerated and thus
challenge them by laughing at ourselves. Through this
framework, he builds narratives which address such diverse
issues as body image, our view of the 'other' in society,
urban social isolation, man's conflicted relationship with
nature, and society's newfound adoration of science,
celebrity and material wealth, among other things. By
placing them in an alternative setting to this world, Mark
chooses to distance the questioning of these issues from
his own personal opinions, leaving it open to us - the
viewers - to draw our own conclusions.
Cathedral of Hugo de Vries de Los Angeles, Greater Hollywood
District, Los Angeles Sub-metropolis, Cascadia Metropolitan
here to view work created in 2009
Dec 2009 Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 - "Urban
Stories" - group show curated by Olliart and
featuring works by Darko,
Jordi Forniés, Bartosz Kolata and
Ryan - Click here to read Mark's
2009 Graduate Show,
D.I.T., Portland Row, Dublin
Feb 2009 It's Just the Nature of Things, D.I.T.,
Portland Row, Dublin
July 2008 Interim Dialogues, Broadstone
(group show curated by Mark Garry)
Mar 2008 D.I.T. Art and Design Week, Dublin
Jan 2008 8>20 Exhibition, Backloft
(group show curated by Linda Quinlan and
"Ume, the New Sparkling Water
from Bane Cola, Advertising Poster,
with Yoli, the face of Bane Cola"
"Consecration of the Empress Wendy
Coronation of the Prince-Consort KARA in the
Cathedral of Hugo de Vries de Los Angeles
on 2 December 3275"
Promotional Poster (Memorabilia Edition)"
"Wasp 76979 Series Instruction Manual
Tachibana Oeyo and her custom model 76979 with
Browning 1917 machine gun attachment)"
"Whiskey Winter 3249 Billboard
Image, courtesy of Abura-akago Holdings Ltd"
2005-2009 BA Fine Art, D.I.T., Portland Row,
1999-2005 Athlone Community College, Athlone
9 June 2009 - BA Fine Art, Second Class
Honours, Upper Division, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT),
Numerous private commissions as well as pieces for