‘Wallpaper' is a C-type fuji crystal archival print by contemporary photographic artist Mark Vessey. From a limited edition of 20, 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. ‘Wallpaper’ depicts a row of Wallpaper City Guides, running across the print in neat, uniform fashion. There’s a striking minimalism to the piece, but an unavoidable beauty in the simplicity of clean lines and harmonious palette, resulting in an image that is striking, thought-provoking and exceptionally well ordered.