AboutFollowing his recent acclaimed show at the ArtsFutures space in W2, Tim Marr moves East. He presents three suitably paired down but still highly charged new works focusing on success, disablement and image in the lo-fi subterranean space of the Aqffin Gallery on Commercial Street, E1.
Marr uses a wide range of media - existing objects, paper, glass, mouths painting and Braille texts to create installations and sculptures. His artwork speaks the language of clean and simplistic aesthetics dwelling in the dimension of inaccessibility. It talks about the distances between the carers/walkers and the dis-able bodied persons. The artist plays with the distances that are embodied in the art pieces and are often expressed by materials used. For example, the pieces of text in Braille script are framed under the glass to exaggerate the psychological as well as the physical distance between the artwork and the viewer. Under the glass the text looses the point; it becomes an empty pattern. The viewer looses an access to the work that has an obvious tactile quality.
The series map, rock and inkblot are paired down to a basic pricked outline and so become generic - a map, a rock poster or an inkblot. The series are to suggest the communality between people with disability and the currently able-bodied. Marr is looking at disability from many different angles.
Marr is looking at disability from many different angles.