Wonderlust - Mark Andrew Webber25. Jul - 10. Aug 14 / ended Londonewcastle Project Space
Tues - Fri 12 - 7 / Sat - Sun 11 - 6 / Closed Mondays
Mark Andrew Webber - Wonderlust
The Future Tense in association with Londonewcastle Arts Programme is pleased to present ‘Wonderlust’, the first major London solo show from award winning British artist Mark Andrew Webber.
Best known for his highly influential and much aped typographic city maps, Wonderlust will also explore the artist's obsession with line and form, bringing together all 30 mini-studies from the FORM series for the first time. This installation will be complemented by several new large-format paintings on canvas, which bring the ideas behind FORM to a dizzying scale.
Webber’s iconic city maps will be on display in the second room, including for the first time some of the original linocut carvings, allowing people to see up-close the levels of detail and craftsmanship that have gone into their creation. Room 2 will also feature a number of hand-finished originals of the previously unreleased Paris map, as well as examples of London, New York and Amsterdam.
The centerpiece of the show is the unveiling of the brand new map of Berlin, which will be featured as part of a working print studio in the third and final room. Carved on a single 3.4 x 1.7m sheet of linoleum, it took an extraordinary 16 months to research, design and carve, and was conceived and completed in the full knowledge that there was no printing press in the world large enough to accommodate it.
Throughout the duration of Wonderlust, Webber will work experimentally – with and without assistance – in an attempt to print and hand-finish a series of the Berlin map.
Over the course of the first and second weekends of the show, members of the public will also be invited to participate in collectively hand-burnishing an edition - a rare chance to not only see an artist at work but to actively get involved.
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