KORA 2003. Recent paintings
"'KORA 2003' is a narrative of sound and vision described in the language of pictorial abstraction. The paintings emphasize space and rhythm, although my work is non-representational, I am addressing the drama of the human figure in the tactile, physical world. The closest correlation in the paintings is improvised music." (Mark Harrington, May 2003)
"I am concerned to work in collaboration with the materials that I have chosen, so that there are evidences of their disobedience to my strategies. I think that if the paintings worked perfectly they would be dead. It is those disobediences and the constant threat of disobedience that give each painting its chance to live" (Mark Harrington in conversation with Wilhelm Warning, in: Coast to Coast, Munich 2002, p.50)
Mark Harrington (born 1952) worked in the British film industry as propsmaker and art director in the late 1970's. He was lecturerer, associate professor and director at academies of art and design in Britain, Spain and Norway during the 1980's and 1990's. In autumn 1999, Harrington received a major stipend from Landeshauptstadt Munich and was artist-inresidence at Villa Waldberta until April 2000.
Mark Harrington lives and works in Britain, Norway and Germany.
Monographic catalogue available:
'Mark Harrington. Coast to Coast', texts by Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Oivind Storm-Bjerke, Wilhelm Warning, Edition Nusser & Baumgart, Munich 2002 (69 pages, 29 colour images,