By documenting discoveries and experiences when interacting with various environments, Mark Lander’s work explores ways of generating an awareness of the relationship forged between self and surroundings. Through drawings and small scale, paper-based works he attempts to disrupt his familiar routines and experiences in order to re-examine his relationship to his ideas, memories and knowledge about nature, place and home.
Recent work carried out at the University of Brighton examined representations of coastal erosion, articulating the relationship which develops between rural communities and the environmental processes they are impacted by. This work resulted from two years of working in partnership with residents of an isolated village on the East Anglian coast in the UK, visually representing interactions and shared experiences of this environmental change.
Lander holds an MRes in Arts and Cultural Research from the University of Brighton, UK and a BA in Fine Art from Suffolk College in Ipswich, UK
He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.
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