Photography with a difference
When artist Simon Mark looks through the lens of his camera it’s more likely to be pointed at a pile of rubbish than a sunset.
Mark’s latest exhibition, Chance Encounters, at Pataka until April 6, catches overlooked items not normally the focus of photography.
‘‘I’m usually interested in bits of the built environment that have an abstract or painterly element to them.’’
He also likes to confuse the image’s meaning by shooting through a screen.
‘‘Looking through a screen or a window invariably turns an obvious image into one that is contradictory or slightly differ- ent.’’ Mark’s art has developed from painting to painting on photographs to solely photogra- phy. His most recent exhibition was at Art Heritage Gallery in New Delhi last April.
Back home: Simon Mark last displayed his photography in New Delhi.
Exhibition: An example of Simon Mark’s work at Pataka.