Tunable Colouration No.1
U-PVC pipe, nylon netting
630H x 1600W x 1400D mm
Image courtesy of the artist.
Mark Booth is currently undertaking an MFA at the UNSW, Sydney. He's exhibited solo at Canberra Contemporary Art Space (City), Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Dickerson Gallery, Alaska Projects, MOP, Factory 49, and Firstdraft, and in group shows at Hazelhurst, Manly and Cessnock Regional Galleries, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Town Hall Gallery (Melbourne), National Art School Gallery, Newington Armory, Dominick Mersch, Brenda May, and Australian Galleries. He's had a major solo show at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, and participated in the art events Cementa15 (Kandos), and Future/Public Artlands (Dubbo).
Mark recently won the Major Award at Sculpture at Scenic World, has won Sculpture in the Vineyards, was Highly Commended in The North Sydney Art Prize, and has been a finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Tom Bass Prize, Paddington Art Prize, Deakin University Small Sculpture Prize, Sculpture at Sawmillers, and Sculpture by the Sea.
He has twice won a NSW Artists’ Grant (NAVA), and recently undertaken residences at The Armory (Sydney Olympic Park), and Phasmid Studios, Berlin.
Mark lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
Tunable Colouration No.1 is made from PVC pipe elbows combined to create an infinite knot, which, although non-objective, references the organic. Its modular components reflect a free-form process of assembly. It is strapped to an industrial structure a few meters off the ground, appearing to be a parasitic growth clinging to its host. A camouflaged surface design, closely matching the predominant colour of the crane, is used to change the perception of the form by making it appear to disintegrate into its background, thus optically breaking down and lessening the visibility of the sculpture and assimilating it with its support.