I have always loved Art and love it when the mood takes me to start working on a piece.
Producing a piece from scratch is my creative release.
When people started asking me to buy pieces, I saw an opportunity to make a donation to my chosen charity ‘Centrepoint’.
Centrepoint is a charity aimed at helping young homeless people in London get back on their feet, a roof over their head, rehabilitation, and finding employment.
With each piece sold, I will donate 25% to Centrepoint, as well as hosting one/off events throughout the year taking part in fundraising projects.
I captured these images of 587 shop-fronts over a two year period in which I travelled around the world to promote the Electric brand. The locations within this photo span between London, Paris, New York, Hong-Kong, Los Angeles, Brighton and my own hometown of Richmond in Yorkshire.
In this art-piece, you can see brands such as Givenchy, Tom Ford, Apple and Joe’s Ginger amongst others.
Proceeds from this art-piece were donated to The Rockinghorse Charity, an organisation that raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment for sick children.
Original £5000 – Limited Edition Print £400
How the war was won: 2017
Using an innovative medium of old tin cans, Mark Woolley celebrates the Iconic colours and branding of both Pepsi & Coke in a textured collage.
Mark was always intrigued by the commercial war between the two iconic brands in the 1980s, particularly in reference to consumer interpretation of Coke & Pepsi – one never present without the others name being mentioned.
The striking symmetry of repetition inspired Mark Woolley, though one brand dominates, the other somehow creeps in, a mirroring of the two brands relationship to each other.
Original £4500 – Limited Edition Print £400
All Good here: 2015
Iconic soft drinks collage made from ripped up 7up, Coke & Pepsi cans. Here, Mark Woolley explores the traditional soft drinks brands, and their power to influence the consumer. Using such an innovative medium enabled Mark to get hands-on with the product, breaking down the usual consumer product relationship.
Revolution & Substance: 2015
Based on Mark’s belief that you must have substance before starting a revolution. Created in response to Andy Warhol’s famous quote, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes”, Mark made this piece for a friend, to remind them they were the real deal.
A reminder to those gaining fame quickly, that with power comes an opportunity-we should always have something to say and work hard for our accomplishments.
The inclusion of LOVE backwards is an ironic touch, bought about partly by chance. You must love what you do to cause revolutionary changes. And to love you must have knowledge and understanding first. When practising the lettering, Mark noticed that there was the work LOVE backwards within a revolution, which he felt was apt, and ironic.
Original £3250 – Limited Edition Print £250
Frampton Vs Quigg: 2016
Abstract photograph: Long-awaited boxing match captured from ringside through the bottom of a beer glass in 2016, Manchester, England.
Mark Woolley’s love for boxing dates back to his youth, where he boxed professionally. Alike his ethos towards hair, Mark sees the hard work of boxing paying off. The mental and psychical strength of the sport proving that the more work you put in, the more you get out.
Reminiscent of a disused billboard, Blow, is a celebration of British creativity and the Ormond hairdryer of the 1950s.
The Ormond hairdryer is what Singer is to the seamstress; a timeless classic and reliable game changer. Mounted upon the canvas in a solid wood frame, the Ormond rests upon a bed of torn sheet music and glimpses of 1960s imagery gathered from British publications.
The original art-art-piece by award-winning stylist and Creative Director of Electric Hairdressing, Mark Woolley, represents a tribute to the Ormond hairdryer and the changes it made to the British Hairdressing Industry.
Original £6495 – Limited Edition Print £500