Turner Prize nominated artist, Mark Titchner, visited students from the BA Illustration and Visual Media course at London College of Communication (LCC) last week (27 February) to share his experiences of working as an artist.
Titchner spoke about his interest in language and its place via advertising in our culture and how this impacts upon and drives his work. He presented inspiring large-scale work from hoardings and posters through to his 2006 Turner Prize nominated installation, How to Change Behaviour. Students asked questions on the nature of working with people and companies such as Channel 4.
Titchner’s visit is part of a professional practice lecture series based in the illustration studio at the College. Guest lecturers from the world of art, design and illustration come in and give students an insight into how they create their work, what inspires them and the reality of creative work in the professional realm. Guest speakers have included: Claire Scully, Anne Harild, Fed Deakin from Airside, Charlie Hocking from No Days Off and Chris Strong from Blacionica. The lecture series is backed up by visits to professional studios, last week students spent a day at the English National Ballet’s rehearsal studios and this week a group will visit the studios of the computing games company, Future Games.
Image by Ruta Zukaite, BA Illustration and Visual Media