The way we experience a city, a building, an interior and the people who inhabite these these spaces are never static. We engage with space in many different ways, we move through it, around it and even when we pause to observe we are still experiencing movement. The people in our lives are not statues but living beings who’s personalities are expressed in the way they express themselves. People, places and spaces require movement to be truly understood.
Mark Gower creates unique contemporary portraits in which the line drawings, usually derived from photographs taken in succession, are layered over each other to give the impression that the figures and buildings are in motion. Through Mark’s portraits he captures the true personality of his subject and creates a blurred familiarity.
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Mark Gower is a practicing designer, artist, principal lecturer in design and a HEA Senior Fellow. He is course leader of the Interior Architecture and Design course at the University of the Creative Arts in Farnham.
Mark graduated from the Royal College of Art (RCA) in 1999 with an MA in Architecture and Interiors and formerly attended Kingston University, where he achieved a BA (Hons) in Interior Design with First Class Honours. While at the RCA Mark received a commendation for his dissertation "Football’s Hidden Architecture"
Mark has worked with various high profile design agencies, including Imagination Ltd, on projects ranging from the redevelopment of Fenwick department store on Bond Street, to designing a European tour stage set for a pop band. Mark has been responsible for leading design teams for major clients in the UK and worldwide including Hong Kong and India.
Interior Architecture and Design is a renaissance subject and Mark leads its national development with colleagues in Interior Educators (IE). In 2014 Mark was appointed to IE Council as Chair of IE Futures.