Mike Ballard’s work reflects on the decay of city structures and creates new compositions with the architectural language of the city. He uses the visual language of structuralism and minimalism by using found material like signage and sheets and plates of wood used in construction sites. His works riff on the territorial gestures that form the boundaries between public and private property. More recently Ballard started experimenting with industrial paints and photocopy toner, exploring the patterned residue left on the fabric of the city once stickers and other illicit advertising and ephemera has been removed. Ballard thus continues to explore the excess and surplus that the urban landscape generates, the beautiful accidents that it admits.