Mike Ballard is a London based artist whose body of work includes painting, video, multi media installations, and artist’s zines. In his work, Ballard aims to bring our attention to the non-places and visual noise that form the fundamental, yet often over looked elements of the everyday urban environment. His works riff on the territorial gestures that form the boundaries between public and private property.
Ballard’s approach to the metropolis as a ‘ready-made’, allows for a transformation of the everyday encounter, into the language of art. Ranging from Anti-climb paint to Terrazzo flooring, from slick advertising to painted street furniture, Ballard re-evaluates the visual codes and image hierarchy of contemporary urban society.