Reading-based artist Mark Andrew Webber works primarily in linocut printing and specialises in painstakingly-researched typographic and geometric projects, including his ‘Where in the World’ series of enormous city maps and ‘FORM’, a six-part study of line and form. In 2007 Webber was awarded a prestigious Silver Cube award from the Art Directors Club of New York and has been featured in leading design magazines including Creative Review and Blueprint Magazine. His first solo show ran from July to August 2014 at the Londonewcastle Project Space in London. Find out more about Mark’s art on his website.https://mark-andrew-webber.myshopify.com/
I’m a graphic designer and illustrator. I like to allow the computer to restrict the way I draw, essentially using circles and squares as the foundations of my work, so that the drawing process becomes like an act of problem solving. I have a rather morbid sense of humour that I like to inject into my work. I like to to aim for a reaction somewhere between disgust and amusement, so that hopefully you’re smiling and laughing while your stomach churns slightly.
Thank you to the Jelly for their support and the fabulous Open For Art 2016 http://jelly.org.uk/
My mentor, my friend, my inspiration: you were the person who taught me more about drawing in an afternoon than all the years studying at art school ever did… If you were here, you would have been part of The Engine Room. In fact you were The Engine Room. So this project is for you…
(August 1934 – May 2008)
Written by Lisa-Marie Gibbs
To make a simple sandwich you need two slices of bread. Some butter. Cheese and ham.
I have all those ingredients. Usually, when I wake up I go straight to the kitchen. I make a cup of tea or black coffee and start multitasking tirelessly.
I always toast bread. Toast is healthier and since I can remember (and my memory is unfortunately good) I have never had untoasted bread. What’s the rush anyway, it only takes a few seconds and it tastes better and healthier.
My friends always seem to have issues with the way I make sandwiches.
So what, I spread the butter starting from the middle and then in no particular pattern or direction. Still, all I’m doing is spreading butter on toast. Same outcome.
So what, I don’t bother carefully cutting the ham in a certain shape that it covers the bread equally. If I can eat a sandwich with more ham in the middle than in the corners, then so be it. My sandwich.
It takes me less than five minutes to make a sandwich.
I like sandwiches.
I really want one right now.
I’m so hungry.
I haven’t eaten today.
I didn’t manage to make myself get out of bed.
The body alien.
A sequence in which I interrogate myself on the representation, recreation and regurgitation of the body as an artist and a human being.
‘Trying to put the colour right in a world in ruin, embellishing freedoms in gender identity and recreating self to free the soul and re – emerge in a brave new world. Feeling as a child and then re – emerging as an adult combating prejudice and for building a new world. Protecting child and gay rights in heterosexual blue.’