Sunday, April 13, 2008

Mark Power

This is an image from Mark Powers exhibition "A System of Edges" and sourced from the Magnum site

I first became aware of Mark Power some time ago when I saw pictures from his book The Shipping Forecast. I visited the System of Edges exhibition and must admit that at the time it left me completely unmoved. However since their I have seen more of his work and I'm coming to like the stark compositions.

At times I have a tendency towards the picturesque and the obvious and there is something about Power's choice of subject matter that repays study.

It is obvious that there are certain similarities in concept between The Blackburn Project and A System of Edges. I hope that this will inform the Blackburn Project without it ending up as a lame pastiche of Mark's work.

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