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Mark Fletcher

Nottingham-based Mark Fletcher is a self-taught photographer, with background education in Graphics, Furniture, Product and Interior Design. He has exhibited his work around the UK and in Sweden. Mark's approach to his work is both experimental and unplanned, playing with different processes and techniques. The methods he uses involve manipulating paints, inks, chemicals and other materials into a transparent surface, which is then lit from behind and photographed before self-decaying. Unlike traditional photography, there is no visual scene or reference point to go back to, as the original subject no longer exists. Therefore these creations become the source, and the photograph the artwork itself. By blurring the boundaries of two distinct mediums in this way, Mark has sought to create work that is both fresh and imaginative - and images which are abstract and fluid are captured by the stillness of photography.