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In Mark Powell’s tender portraits, crinkled eyes and foreheads creased with age mirror highways and scrawled cursive notes. The artist (beforehand) pairs meticulously detailed drawings of older topics with stamped envelopes, classic ebook pages, and maps weathered from use, superimposing faces onto the worn, typically collaged, substrates. Producing immense depth and shadow with the standard ballpoint pen, Powell likens the tales and experiences hidden in a face to these held inside a letter or be aware from days passed by.
In case you’re in Paris, you’ll be able to see the artist’s solo exhibition Roads That Make Us by February 3 at Bathroom & Lou Gallery. Store prints and originals on his website, and discover information about upcoming exhibits, together with at Mad24 in Madrid, on Instagram.
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