‘Chasing Shadows’ is a series of work inspired by shadows and captured using black and white Polaroid photography. The subject informs the practice and these instantaneous artworks reflect the temporary, ephemeral and intangible qualities of shadows. Graphic shapes, linear forms, monochromatic illusions and silhouettes, these images balance the contrast of black and white with the simplicity of hard and soft captured in a Polaroid 600 black frame.
This work was developed during my time as Artist in Residence with the Print Association of Western Australia, Perth 2014.
40 pieces in Total
AUTHOR: Mark Francis Fenning UNITED KINGDOM
Mark Francis Fenning is a Contemporary Artist and Image Maker, based and working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Fenning is a graduate from the University of Ulster attaining a First-Class Honours degree in Fine Art specialising in Printmaking (2013) and a Masters with Commendation in Arts Management from Queens University Belfast (2017).
Since graduating from his undergrad he has continued to develop and enhance the quality of his artistic practice over the last 6 years. Fenning has been recognised and credited with numerous awards, such as selection for the University of Ulster Artist in Residence Award, The Belfast Print Workshop Award and the Jaffa Award from Art Tank Gallery (2013-14). Fenning has a regular exhibition practice, including selection for the 'Art Gemini Prize', London (2014), Moore's Contemporary Art Fremantle (2015), the 'Mini Print International' Cadaques (2015), and selection for the Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibition (2016). He can further evidence the quality of his work through selection for numerous collections, notably the University of Edinburgh; Boston College; University of North Carolina; and George Washington University (2013-17). Fenning has recently curated my first two solo shows in Black Box Arts Centre, Belfast and Ards Art Centre in Northern Ireland (2018). He is active and dedicated, contributing to the arts through various professional roles, on a local, national and international scale. In addition to his exhibition practice, he has worked as a coordinator, curating a group exhibition at the Flax Gallery (2013), Gallery assistant with the Belfast Print Workshop Gallery (2013-14) and as an artist facilitator, completing printmaking and book-art workshops as Artist in Residence with the Print Association of Western Australia (2014). Fenning has worked as the art technician at Royal Belfast Academic Institution (2015) and as the studio assistant within the printmaking department of The University of Edinburgh (2015-16). Art consulting assistant with Art Loves Limited (2017-18), Event Manager for Young at Art (2018) and is currently the Digital Media Assistant within Queen’s University Belfast.