Transition Gallery
16 January - 6 February 2016
&
Transition Gallery at Sluice Art Fair

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London SE1
16-18 October 2015

 

THE NAMES


Mike Bartlett



M. Bartlett
, 2015, artist’s blood on watercolour paper, 30x21cm


'My signature for this watercolour is a reference to my painting practice where I use many sources including artists, artworks, gallery spaces, the art world and myself.
   'I have looked at the many signatures I have used to sign my work over the years, always on the back and from those I have chosen the simplest ‘autograph’ as my central theme. I pricked my finger to check my blood sugar levels and with this signed my name through a silkscreen.
  'The painting references myself and artists who have used body fluids in their work such as Marc Quinn, Tracey Emin and many more.
  'The ‘autograph’ becomes my biography'