Charlott Markus News / Archive   About / Contact

Some Things Bleak

A photographic series that I started summer 2019 after coming back from a residency in Japan with the Arts Initiative Tokyo via the Mondriaan Funds. The work was gonna be shown for the first time starting in March 2020 but due to the corona pandemic this photography series has still not seen the light of day.

I am very happy that this work will be presented in an artist book, which will be produced in collaboration with Hans Gremmen at Fw:Books. This upcoming publication project will be made possible with the kind support of AFK - Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Stichting Stokroos, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Stichting Jaap Hartenfonds.

The finished works, ink prints on Sumi-e archival paper framed by Profilex behind art glass, makes a beautiful small exhibition in my studio at the moment. Private viewings are possible if interested.

The work is about illusion and the hidden, a poetic summary of my encounters during the last couple of years regarding gender, environment, inclusion and mental health.