ARCHgallery is pleased to present 'Trance', by Paul Marks. 'Trance' is a wall hung structure comprised of sixteen, painted curved plywood modules. Measuring 4.8mtrs in length it peels off the gallery wall, embracing the space of the viewer, promoting continuous movement to engage with its arena-like qualities. Light plays and undulates across the brilliant, ridged painted surface, revealing graduated, rather than uniform colour. The drama of the interchange we all experience within the built environment is articulated in this piece.
Through the seductive visuality of this work, emerges an ongoing interest of Paul's which is the notion of the modular unit as a discrete 'component of growth'. With its potential for accumulation, not only a standard unit but as an element with individual characteristics, creating a synergy or inter connectedness of the part to the whole.
Paul Marks studied at Camberwell College of Arts. He is the director of Arch & vice Chair of Deptford X contemporary visual art festival. He has exhibited extensively in the UK and his work is in a growing number of private collections