‘Absolut Blue' is a C-type fuji crystal archival print by contemporary photographic artist Mark Vessey. Available in 75 x 85cm, from a limited edition of 25, and 100 x 120cm, from a limited edition of 10, the print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Mark Vessey is a contemporary photographer and print maker whose compulsion for collecting has propelled him into the world of art. Forget the raw chaos of paint flecks on the canvas: as Vessey explains “my work is about trying to establish an order” - and what a beauty there is in the order that his camera captures. Collecting everyday objects, Vessey’s eye is perfectly tuned to the symmetry and tonality in a well structured collection - a neat stack of matching magazine spines, or a range of weather beaten penguin books.
It’s a new take on Pop-Art’s obsession with consumerism - a twenty-first century approach to converting the banal into fine art - and one that works to exceptional success. ‘Absolut Blue’ depicts an array of clear glass Absolut vodka bottles, in varying sizes, amassed in a pleasing composition and shot from above. Vessey has artfully abstracted the objects, with the unexpected perspective point, to create an image that is striking, thought-provoking and exceptionally well ordered.