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SELECTED WORKS BY Dillon Marsh

Assimilation 1
Dillon Marsh
Assimilation 1

2010

C-print

184 x 232 cm
Sharp photographs of bizarre constructions in the Kalahari Desert present us with a number of questions surrounding their identity. The uncanny objects evoke grotesque ballerinas, animal heads, parasols or dismembered bodies, turning the empty wilderness into a science fiction set. What are these sculptural shapes growing off telephone poles? Where is their mysterious creator whose massive and invisible hands produce these wonders, all strikingly unique?
Assimilation 3
Dillon Marsh
Assimilation 3

2013

C-print

184 x 232cm
Under the generic title of Landmarks, Dillon Marsh presents elegant photographs that address particular features of the landscape produced either by natural forces or socio economic factors. In the series of birds nests entitled Assimilation the focus is on the transformations of the landscape due to animal intervention. In other series, wind or watercourses are the architects of spectacular land alterations.
Assimilation 7
Dillon Marsh
Assimilation 7

2010

C-print

184 x 232 cm
Conversely, in the body of work Diamonds Aren’t Forever Marsh portrays abandoned farmhouses and decrepit mining towns of the Diamond Coast of South Africa and Namibia, capturing human made changes. In these images the impact on the life of communities is conveyed by focusing on abandoned buildings and scrapped cars, excluding all human trace. Following on the longstanding tradition of landscape photography the artist represents human beings symbolically through natural space or architecture, hence delivering a subtle narrative constructed from absence.

Text © Gabriela Salgado

Dillon Marsh's BIOGRAPHY

Dillon Marsh
Born in 1981 South Africa
Lives and works in South Africa



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
Landmarks I, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2011
Lay of the Land, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
Present Tense, Next Future, Lisbon, Portugal
POPCAP'13, Piclet.org, Basel, Switzerland
ExtraOrdinary, Noorderlicht, Drenthe, Netherlands
The Benediction of Shade, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2012
Material / Representation, Brundyn + Gonsalves, Cape Town, South Africa
Landscape Re-Orientation, David Krut Projects, Cape Town, South Africa

2011
A Natural Selection: 1991 - 2011, AVA Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
e-SCAPES, Workshop Gallery, Parkwood, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010
Spier Contemporary, City Hall, Cape Town, South Africa

2008
Sasol New Signatures, Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa