Chance show­ings

Photography with a dif­fer­ence

Kapi-Mana News - - FLASHBACK -

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.

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