Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence has developed a highly experimental practice ranging from paintings, collage and sculpture to live art film installation. Mark is keen to try his hand at many varied processes and explore ways to test and perfect new ideas. All his work, regardless of medium, is an accumulation of clustered colours as Mark builds lines, shapes and marks, all with exceptionally careful precision. In both 2d and 3d work Mark ensures every colour cluster is positioned in precisely the right space in relation to the other colours around it, yet giving the impression of a wonderfully organic free flowing approach. Mark’s immersive film projection works share a similar energy; a jumble of order and chaos, using himself and his mixed media artworks as props to explore light, movement, colour, shadow and reflection. He films the interactions then re-projects the film through multiple projectors to create layered, interactive projection works. Mark shares his performative film explorations through live art installation events.

Exhibitions and Live Events

Biography

Since joining the Voltaire Studio in 2014 Mark has tried various art making processes and led workshop events to share his art making for Watch This Space in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for the Wandsworth Arts Fringe. But it’s through his current immersive film work that Mark’s practice has developed into a truly rich, layered, live art experience. Through 2019 Mark led multiple live art versions of his immersive film projection installation ‘Clever the way its moving’ at the Autograph Gallery for the Right in Focus conference, the Barbican Community view, Lee Krasner event, for Vital Mix at the Royal Academy of Dance and for ‘Purple Light Up’ at the British Museum. In 2019 Mark also co led the ActionSpace curated TubeLines event for Tate Exchange at the Tate Modern. For TubesLines Mark invited event participants to explore movement, reflections, materials and shadows alongside him and become immersed in his projection installation. Mark continues to develop his ever evolving, exploratory film work in the ActionSpace studio.

Film

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