Mark Pilkington

Pilkington Mark was born in 1951, United Kingdom.

Artist Statment:
My work may reference or be linked to paintings by the likes of Giorgio de Chirico, Edward Hopper and David Inshaw, films from the French/Italian new wave
cinema, constructed photographs of Gregory Crewdson, given they all have some reference to dislocation and / or alienation. I am both in front of and behind
the camera in making the photographs; I start behind the camera and progressively move to be a part of the subject. The photographs I make are a poetic
response to place and in terms of process, have a performative, physical theatre element. As an outsider I confront and respond to a landscape that draws me.
Such landscapes are often found by chance whilst other places are preferred locations / contexts that I continue to explore and work with. They provide a
backdrop for interaction. A potential narrative is implied by the protagonist’s actions.

The work refers to both a romantic attitude and to the sublime. The photographs are a personal commentary that refers to ‘the outsider’ and their relationship with
belonging or longing.

Pilkington Mark
1951
United Kingdom
Lying, Photographic, Digital print using archival inks on archival matte paper, 120 x 30 cm, Paper size 100 x 50 cm, Edition x3, 2013.