The first major London solo show from Mark Andrew Webber is looking like it’s going to be a stunner. His upcoming show opens to the public on July 25th and will bring together all 30 mini-studies from the ‘FORM’ project, as well as some new large-format paintings. His iconic typographic city maps will also be on display, and he will also be revealing his new 3.4 x 1.7m map of Berlin. This centrepiece of the show is carved from a single sheet of Linoleum and took 16 months to research, design and carve. Over the course of the exhibition he will be attempting to print and hand-finish this extraordinary piece. The public will also have a chance get involved in printing processes, and experience the making of his work.
The show is going to be a rare opportunity for the public to see the skilful craftsmanship that goes into the creation of his work. Original linocuts will be on display to allow for viewing of the original map carving before it is printed with.
Over the first and second weekend of the show, members of the public will also be able to hand-burnish and edition, really getting stuck in to the process behind the making of his work.
The opportunity for interaction and education into an artists work is rarely communicated at solo exhibitions, but public involvement and more artist films to be revealed at the show make this an destination to put in your diary.
The show is curated by The Future Tense, and is open from Friday 25th July – Sunday 10th August at the Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, London.