Mark Harris

Senior Lecturer BA Illustration & Animation

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Mark Harris is a 0.5 Senior Lecturer on the Illustration and Animation B.A Hons Degree at Kingston University and a 0.5 Senior Lecturer on Fine Art. He is also a Visiting Lecturer on Printmaking MA at Camberwell College of the Arts, and Printmaking MA at the Royal College of Art. His teaching of the subject of Print across BA and MA courses in both Design and Fine Art courses has consistently informed his own practise.

continuous state 2013
continuous movement 2010-2012
continuous defense 2008-2009

Harris's continuous series of collages, prints and structures began in 2008. Influenced by the global architectural visions of the 1960’s in particular The Continuous Monument by the Italian architect group Superstudio and Constant NieuwenhuysNew Babylon, the work explored the idea of a continuous defense system of potential architectural interventions / ruins that occur across an historical, present or future landscape.

This developed into a continuous movement away from a reliance on the found image to a focus on the materiality, transformation and processes related to his practice and use of collage. This was informed by a deep interest in the journey of printed matter, from the commercial to the unique and reappropriation back to the multiple. 
Utopian themes of landscape and deconstructed architecture continued to inform the work, leading to a continuous state, imagined schemes of social and political futures.

Harris has exhibited widely nationally and internationally.

Selected exhibitions:

2006 - World Gone Mad- Return to Surrealism in Contemporary British Art- toured Nationally

2007 - Hope and Despair- Cell Projects, London

2008 - Space Now 40th Anniversary Show, London

2009 - Continuous Movement, Galleria Aus 18, Milan

2010 - State your Business, Lokaal01 Gallery, Breda, Holland

2010 - International Print Workshop and Exhibition, Xi'an Academy, Xi'an, China

2011 - Illusion and Materiality in Contemporary Painting, Arch 402 Gallery, London touring to Stuggart and Berlin

2011 - Continuous Defense, Museum Faraggiana, Novara, Italy

2011 - Frontier studies, Uno+Uno Galleria, Milan

2012 - Bookmare, Camberwell Project Space, London

2013 - Once more Unto the breach, Lokaal01, Breda, Netherlands

2013 - Xian International Print, Xian Academy, Xian, China

 His work is in the collections of Deutsche Bank, V&A Museum, and Tate Audio Archives.

 

http://markharrisworks.com

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