Wise people say there’s ‘beauty to be found in order’ and nowhere is that sentiment more perfectly expressed than in the work of British artist and photographer, Mark Vessey. Vessey’s art consists of beautifully curated and photographed collections of books, bottles, and most notably, record collections. Whether it’s soundtracks, nineties hits, or the personal record collection of Fatboy Slim, in each of his creations Vessey masterfully transforms everyday objects into works of art.
We’re pleased to announce that three new Mark Vessey pieces are coming to Enter Gallery, one of which is exclusive to us. Read on for more information about Vessey, and to learn more about his new pieces.
The master collector
Vessey’s interest in collections was sparked by his love of pop culture and his own vintage record collection. Speaking of the intention behind his work, Vessey explains:
‘My work is about trying to establish a sense of order. There is comfort in collecting things, studying things that people take for granted, grouping together everyday objects into such a way that they become something special, seeing how they fit together to become a thing of great beauty.’
In bringing together these collections, not only does Vessey create something aesthetically pleasing, but he captures moments – specific eras and cultural zeitgeists, whisking you back to the point in time, and the person you were, when those records provided the soundtrack to your life.
Exclusive to Enter Gallery
Now for the first of Vessey’s new pieces – Mixmag – which brings together colourful copies of the world’s leading magazine for dance music and all things clubbing culture. Featuring copies from Mixmag's Music Director's personal collection, this selection of Mixmag magazines spans 17 years from 1999 to 2016. It catalogues some of the biggest stars, events and movements in the dance music community.
Mixmag is available exclusively at Enter Gallery.
One for the (Dance) lovers
If you were raised on a diet of dance bangers, this piece from Vessey will whisk you away to the days you spent dancing until dawn. In Dance, Vessey turns his collector’s eye to records from the likes of Groove Armada, Danny Rampling, Mr Scruff and LCD Soundsystem.
A royal collection
In Prince, Vessey immortalises the prolific creativity of The Purple One himself, Prince. The piece depicts the worn spines of some of the icon’s biggest hits, alongside some tracks that only the true aficionado will have in their collection.
Each of these new pieces are C-type photographic prints available in a range of sizes from 9am on Saturday 30th October. Find more information on Mark Vessey and his art here.