Born in Laconia, NH, USA. 1988.
Lives and works in Brooklyn.
“Our personal devices are integrated into nearly every part of our lives l, emotional, and physical relationships.”
As human beings, we have the innate desire to dissect our surroundings in order to better dene the unknown. Historically, we have searched for our answers in religion, the stars, and in the observable phenomena of our natural world. In modern times, the scientic method aids us in revealing patterns that better our understanding of the world we live in. However, theories and collected data are only predictions and translations of the world around us. This calculated understanding of our environment is an abstraction of the reality that we experience with our senses rather than an objective truth. But it is through these abstractions that new information is revealed that would otherwise go unseen to the human eye.
Mark Dorf grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.A. in Photography and Sculpture. Employing a mix of photography and digital media, Mark Dorf’s work explores the post-analogue experience – society’s interactions with the digital world and its relationship to our natural origins.
Mark Dorf has exhibited internationally including at Galerie Philine Cremer, Dusseldorf (DE, 2016); Postmasters Gallery (New York, 2015); Outlet Gallery (Brooklyn, 2015); The Lima Museum of Contemporary Art (Lima, 2014); Harbor Gallery (New York, 2014); and the SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah, 2013). Mark Dorf’s work is included in the Fidelity Investments Collection, the Deutsche Bank Collection and the permanent collection of the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist