Composition with Blue Verticals, 2016

Hong Kong 2019
Zeno X Gallery
52.0 x 31.0 x 31.0 Size (cm)
20.5 x 12.2 x 12.2 Size (in)
Born 1968 in Volkel, the Netherlands Lives and works in Ronse, Belgium Mark Manders’ work combines sculpture, installation and drawing, blurring the boundaries of different media. It is underpinned by a profound interest in language and visual poetry; he strives for timelessness and universality by using archetypical forms and familiar materials such as clay, bronze, and wood. There appears to be a separation between the work and the artist, as if it was abandoned. The concept of ‘self-portrait as a building’ is a metaphor for his oeuvre: a fictitious building, divided into separate rooms of which the exact shape and extent cannot be defined. Manders aims for the specific yet unattainable moment in which all works will be connected with one another and enter into dialog. Manders’ work can be found in public collections such as MoMA, New York; LA MOCA, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. He will inaugurate a public sculpture in New York City’s Central Park in 2019. 馬克•曼德斯 1968 年出生於荷蘭沃爾克爾 現於比利時龍塞生活及工作 馬克.曼德斯的創作涵蓋雕塑、裝置及 繪畫,大膽突破不同媒介的分野,並以 其對語言及視覺詩意的濃厚興趣奠定作 品的基調,力求以原型形態及常見材料 如陶土、青銅及木材等來表現永恆及普 世的主題。藝術作品與藝術家之間存在 一種分離感,彷彿作品已被作者拋棄。 曼德斯開創的「自畫像建築」概念成為 他所有作品的一個隱喻:一座虛構的建 築,被劃分成形狀及大小均懸而未定的 多個房間,代表曼德斯始終追求一個特 定卻難以企及的時刻,就是讓所有作品 相互聯繫,展開對話。 曼德斯的作品可見於紐約現代藝術博物 館、洛杉磯現代藝術博物館及阿姆斯特 丹市立博物館等。他將於2019年在紐約 市中央公園展出他首個公共空間雕塑。