Mark Slee's visual art is built around structured systems of addressable LED lights. Drawing on a background in computer programming, he develops algorithmic patterns inspired both by organic and mathematical processes, employing procedural motion, subtle variation, and evolving shifts in both form and hue. These patterns explore the way our visual perception works, creating a vivid, colorful experience that is pleasing both aesthetically and intellectually - pretty lights that tickle mind and soul.

These artworks are powered by a software framework Mark has developed called LX Studio.

Tree of Ténéré (2017)
Done Is Better (2017)
Trilogy (2014)
Living Lights (2014)
Envelop (2017)
Sugar Cubes (2013)
DBLX (2013)
Indirection mk2 (2012)
Caf8teen (2012)
Lutrix II (2015) & Lutrix (2011)
Completed Works



Hailing from San Francisco, Mark Slee is known to wear many creative hats. But two of his all-time favorite fashions are that of DJ and producer. Since co-founding House-Heads in 2008, a collective combining forward-thinking music with a quirky underground vibe, he has gone on to join the Listed Bookings roster and host the monthly mix show Heron Sound on Proton Radio. Most recently he has formed Manjumasi Music, a label collaboration with long-time partner in crime Atish.

Over the course of an obsession with dance music now more than 15 years strong, Slee has evolved a style of deep house that reflects a unique personality, balancing intricate grooves, dreamy textures, and playful whimsical bounce. Blending his technical side with intuition and introspection, he takes an approach that tickles both mind and soul.

Slee's sets have taken him far and wide, playing for audiences from Cape Town to Playa del Carmen, from Robot Heart to the Cityfox series in NYC. On the home front, his penchant for diverse and well-crafted warmup sets sees him regularly playing SF's top clubs, supporting DJs like Danny Tenaglia, Danny Howells, Lee Burridge, Matthew Dear, Guy Gerber, Matthew Dekay, Vincenzo, Andre Lodemann, Stimming, Extrawelt and Hector.

Rounding things out are his original productions and remixes, released on Manjumasi, Cityfox, Seven Villas, Proton Music, Loöq Records, Tenampa, and Submarine Vibes.



  • Heron Arts — 2013 to present
    Heron Arts was formed around a broad mission to support the arts and culture in San Francisco, aiming to connect artist, audience, and experience in a number of ways:
    • Exhibiting contemporary work in the gallery context
    • Supporting community engagement with the arts via local programming
    • Sponsoring globally relevant cultural productions in San Francisco