Mark L’Argent

Fellowship: April 2006 – April 2010 The Forge

Artform: Letterer


Much of art is the language of colour. My work is essentially the colour of language. From a background of classical training in the lettering arts, I am now developing contemporary works that encompass an individual, original and expressive style that plays, engages, and provokes through the medium of text, letters and language.

In essence they are evocative and atmospheric textural word-pictures. Language is the communication tool that we all use, a solitary or shared experience, as sacred as it is profane, possessing a commonality that can be as expressive and joyful, as it is functional and utilitarian. My work brings text to life through the visual expression of words and speech. It is painting with language.

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