Mark Manders

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Mark Manders

Born in Volkel (The Netherlands) in 1968. Lives and works in Ronse (Belgium).

Since the mid-1980s, Mark Manders has developed an extremely personal sculptural and installation language. At the heart of his practice lies an idea of sculpture as a residual fragment, as a unity generated by the recovery and aggregation of forms and materials that show the wear of time. The language of classical sculpture is eroded, revealing the fragile and precarious nature of human existence, portrayed in a state of perpetual transition. In Manders' sculptures and installations commonplace objects are used to compose the microcosms within which the functionality and rationality implicit in the constructional act give way to scenes of intimacy, even verging on degradation and madness.

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