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Mark Powell

United Kingdom

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London-based artist Mark Powell reuses old envelopes as canvases to produce incredible drawings. His sketches are made using only a Biro pen, and they often incorporate original stamps and postage marks. By recycling the envelopes, he is in some way preserving a bit of history and the tales behind the sender. He says this is why his work, which is primarily portraiture, focuses on older characters that appear to tell their own stories from the very creases and wrinkles of their faces. Powell's portraits are amusing in the way they incorporate the lines and postage stamps of the envelopes into the wrinkles and shading of each distinct face. Each portrait becomes as much about the canvas as it is about the person depicted, adding another layer to examine as the viewer gets lost in the eyes of the subject.

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Mark Powell, Sunlight is 8 Minutes Old, Drawing

Mark Powell

Sunlight is 8 Minutes Old, 2017
11 x 10.4 x 0 inch
Drawing

$873

Mark Powell, Time is Told by Movements of Shadows, Drawing

Mark Powell

Time is Told by Movements of Shadows, 2017
9.8 x 5.9 x 0 inch
Drawing

$873

Mark Powell, Memories Are Not Prisoners, Drawing

Mark Powell

Memories Are Not Prisoners, 2016
10.4 x 5.5 x 0 inch
Drawing

$739

Mark Powell, The Sky Starts at the Ground, Drawing

Mark Powell

The Sky Starts at the Ground, 2016
10.8 x 6.5 x 0 inch
Drawing

$1,141

Mark Powell, Jokes are Symptoms, Drawing

Mark Powell

Jokes are Symptoms, 2017
15.9 x 8.1 x 0 inch
Drawing

$1,477

Mark Powell, Happiness Can Exist Only in Acceptance, Drawing

Mark Powell

Happiness Can Exist Only in Acceptance, 2017
16.3 x 16.9 x 0 inch
Drawing

$1,141

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