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Mark Harris

Harris's work explores the liminal border between art and architecture where the abstract artist and the architect speak a common language. His large scale collages expose the seen and hidden interconnecting structures, and systems found in the history of an urban environment. These linked yet unplanned layers are normally non-represented in diagrammatic plans or architectonic models.

They echo the multiple personal viewpoints we experience our environment through; the plane passenger looking down upon their home city, the commuters daily view at street level or the evening vista from their 25th floor flat.

These constructed collages are produced from pages and covers salvaged from unwanted and discarded library books, who like the buildings that house them have been re-imagined or replaced by new editions.