Appearing at Berlin-based Distanz Publishing is the new book 'NO SHOW' by Oliver MARK c/o CHRISTA KLUBERT for the exhibition by the photographer at Stadtgalerie Bamberg – Villa Dessauer. The publication contains contributions by Carolin Hilker-Möll, Christoph Peters, Georg Maria Roers SJ, and Michael Schipper
'Oliver Mark (b. 1963; lives and works in Berlin) is a master portraitist. His photographs of human beings tell stories of the seemingly familiar as seen from unwonted angles; through superimposition, doubling, fragmentation, partitioning, they often reveal more than either the subjects or the photographer meant to disclose. The long list of illustrious people who have sat for his camera includes actors and actresses like Cate Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Kingsley; directors; musicians like Madonna; philosophers; politicians like Angela Merkel and Joachim Gauck; designers; aristocrats; and, again and again, visual artists. To browse 'No Show' is to flip through a who’s who of the global art world, with formidable portraits of creative minds from Fernando Botero, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Serra, and Luc Tuymans to Katharina Grosse, Isa Melsheimer, Douglas Gordon, Alicja Kwade, and many more.”
Oliver Mark has had exhibition and publication projects in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Russia, Romania, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Bulgaria, and China. Several solo exhibitions, e.g. in 2017 at the Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as well as in the Vienna Museum of Natural History plus group exhibitions, e.g. at the National Portrait Gallery London.