Mark Powell’s Pen Drawings Accentuate the Memories Etched into Faces and Ephemera — Colossal
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You can also find out more about the following: Mark Powell’s tender portraits, crinkled eyes and foreheads creased with age mirror highways and scrawled cursive notes. The artist (Previous Previous post:) pairs meticulously detailed drawings of older subjects with stamped envelopes, vintage book pages, and maps weathered from use, superimposing faces onto the worn, often collaged, substrates. Powell uses a ballpoint to create shadows and depth, evoking the memories and stories that are buried in the faces of old letters and notes.
If you’re in Paris, you can see the artist’s solo exhibition Roads that Make Us through February 3 at Loo & Lou Gallery. Shop for prints and originals at This siteFind out what’s happening at Mad24 in Madrid and other upcoming events on Instagram.
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