Mark Melvin is an artist currently based in London, working predominantly in video, installation and sound.
Awarded the Crosby Homes Manchester City Art Prize, Melvin carries out the majority of his work in the UK, often working in collaboration with his brother, composer Adam Melvin. What can be seen in Melvin’s work throughout is a preoccupation with the work as process, and in turn looping, sequence and rhythmic iteration have been prominent in their construction. Repetition is evident in his practice and he often experiments with various cycles and levels of repetition, be it a discussion of the habitual and routine, investigations into recollection and memory or the use of music, the art of iteration. American Minimalist music has especially influenced his approach to video and performance, and he has adopted similar cyclical and repetitive compositional tactics to provide structure for the processes in his work.
Melvin's most recent video, a performance work, has moved the artist's practice toward the familiar territory of popular cinema.