Mark Fernyhough – The Berlin Architecture Series

English artist and musician Mark Fernyhough’s visual work encompasses performance art, self-portraiture and an exploration of Berlin’s frequently imposing an ever-changing cityscape. His visuals juxtapose the fragility of still life models with brutalist architecture, towering GDR structures and imposing Soviet statues. 

Due to Berlin’s turbulent history, its architecture is incredibly schizophrenic and fascinating,” says Mark. “I wanted to document this and include human models for scale. My models are of an equal significance to the environment they are inhabiting. They are no more or less the focus of the image than concrete or sky.

Expanding on the still life theme, Mark additionally creates tableaux vivants with models and contemporary dancers. In these images which combine conceptual self-portraiture and performance art, the protagonists are transformed into figurative works of art or sculpture.