Approved: 22.03.2013

Mark Tamer

Artist

Archived
Approved: 22.03.2013

For nothing can be sole or whole
That has not been rent.

W.B. Yeats, Crazy Jane Talks With the Bishop

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Artist Statement

For nothing can be sole or whole
That has not been rent.

W.B. Yeats, Crazy Jane Talks With the Bishop


Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past
is real.

Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses


Look out honey, cause I'm using technology!
Ain't got time to make no apology
Solar radiation in the dead of night
Love in the middle of a fire fight

Iggy and the Stooges, Search and Destroy

I am an experimental photographer working with both
analogue and digital mediums. Through my work I’m looking
to find a balance between chance and control, and
between; construction and destruction, signal and noise
and ultimately, life and death. I embrace the accidents
and errors as they not only remind us how vulnerable and
delicate we are, they can often show us something new. It
is at the point of breakdown that the medium begins to
reveal itself. Through glitches and mistakes we get to
see the base elements, the very construction of the
material that creates those illusions of reality, the
apparatus of photography itself.

CV & Education

 

Education

MA Photography, London College of Communication 2016-17

BA (Hons) Film, Video and Animation, London College of Printing, 1990 - 1993

 

Awards
Muse Gallery Residency 2017
National Disability Arts Collection and Archive Research and Development Award 2017

Book
Dis-location

Talks
Mark Tamer in Conversation with IMA: Are there too many images in the world?

Recent Exhibitions

2019

This is It - Muse Gallery, London - solo show
Shape Arts Annual Open - Bow Arts

2018

The London Ultra @ The Bargehouse Oxo Tower, London
Muse Gallery Artist in Residence - 15 Year Show
Muse Gallery Artist in Residence - Final Show
Fringe Arts Bath Festival - live
Muse Gallery Artist in Residence - Final Show

2017

Final Show MA Photography - LCC, Elephant and Castle
Making It Real, - Ugly Duck, London
AIR Competition Finalist - Muse Gallery, Portobello Road
Revolv Collective: Archives as Medium, live creation of zine - Four Corners Gallery
Interim Show, LCC, Elephant and Castle

2016

CTRL, Spitalfields Studios, Whitechapel

 

2015

Déjà Vu, BAR Gallery, Willesden

Opposite Fields, Willesden Library Gallery

 

2014

Queens Park Photo Festival - Around A Mile

[In]Visible - Shape Gallery, Westfield, Stratford, London

ART-ITECTURE, BAR Gallery, Willesden

 

2013

London Independent Photographers Annual Exhibition - Strand Gallery

Open Studio - Kensal Rise, London

Creative Future's Tight Modern - Olympic Park, London

Imapct Art Fair, Brixton

Explorations - Electric House, Willesden , London

Sample 13: a celebration of the best photography from 2012, at theprintspace gallery, Kingsland Road, London 

Cork Street Open Winter Exhibition - The Gallery, Cork Street, London W1

 

2012

Christmas Exhibition - Artisan Gallery

Glimpse - Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green

London Independent Photographers Annual Exhibition - Strand Gallery

Queens Park Photographers Annual Show - Willesden Green Library Centre

Brent Artist Resource Annual Show - Willesden Green Library Centre

Perceptions of Balance - Curated by and exhibited at Creative Steps and then toured to 40 Gracechurch Street in the City of London

Lauderdale House Hidden/Exposed - Mile End Art Pavilion Annual

Photographic Competition - Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London

Brent Artist Resource - Willesden Green Library Centre