Thursday, 3 January 2013

Mark Lomax - The Art of Waiting

Mark Lomax - Walking and Waiting
  This is an exciting time for me, as the 1st February 2013 deadline slowly approaches, the artwork for the Patternotion book arrives in my inbox.
Part of the inspiration for this book was the work of Mark Lomax.
An artist who I've been lucky to exhibit with since the early magnet installation at The Arndale Centre, Manchester called Freezchester in 2010.
Mark plied his trade as an illustrator and photographer during the 1990s before moving north to Scotland. He is now a part-time lecturer at Inverness College. His  industrial style was honed in part by his collaboration with experimental electronic band Attrition. Whose dark waves of sound emerged from the 1980's post-punk world of an unforgiving industrial Coventry.
He is a excellent artist whose rich ideas take him happily from 2 dimensions to 3 and back again. Although each photo is created as a stand-alone work, when grouped together the individual elements compliment and enhance each other to create something new with power and narrative.

This is what Mark wrote about the system for the Patternotion book -
“Walking and waiting” records the frustration and boredom of waiting for someone who is three quarters of an hour late for a meeting.  The pattern created, with its zig zag rhythms and sense of movement, documents the erratic pacing and growing concern I was experiencing at the time.  The images for this composite were taken using an ipod, this has since become my camera of choice."

He's definitely an artist I'll be keeping an eye on in the coming year and hope that we'll be exhibiting together for a long time to come. 

Check out his photo work at


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