‘Observer Books XL’ is a C-Type Print by contemporary photographic artist Mark Vessey. Printed onto Fine Art Cotton Rag Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 15, and 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. 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.
‘Observer Books XL’ depicts a row of vintage Observer books, their hardback spines arranged in rainbow colour order, running along 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. The result? Visually high-impact, conceptually thought-provoking, and exceptionally well ordered.