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Mark Manders, b.1968

Figure With Iron Ruler2004

Mark Manders’s sculptures relate oddly to other sculptures of the human being because they suggest an otherness, which sets them apart from the human, Indeed they suggest the very images which ‘early’ man set on altars and began to worship. They might well be gods, hybrids, which might return us to Pompeii or to Chartres; to the final ‘pose’ of a dog caught in the ash showers of Vesuvius for to a Christian knight, waiting for resurrection.

MediumPainted aluminium, iron and various materials
Dimensions220 x 155 x 165 cm
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Donation, the artist, 2005
Item NumberIMMA.1908
On view IMMA Collection: Freud Project 2016-2021. Gaze, IMMA Freud Centre, 04/10/2018 - 06/05/2019
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Mark Manders, Figure With Iron Ruler, 2004, Painted aluminium, iron and various materials, 220 x 155 x 165 cm, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Donation, the artist, 2005

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About the Artist

Mark Manders b.1968

Dutch artist Mark Manders works in installation, sculpture, drawing, film and publishing. He began his career as an artist in 1986 and has exhibited extensively since then, including a solo exhibition in IMMA in 2005. He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including the 1992, 2001 and 2013 Venice Biennale. Manders co-founded Roma Publications, an independent art publisher in 1998. His work is included in public collections across Europe and the US. — View Artist »