The early morning sun thaws this quiet scene of a disused rail track in the south of Poland.
It is this specific time of day which the artist finds enchanting; "the rufescent light burning into the blue frost of a morning" captured here during an early walk through the town of Mikolow, in Silesia. The rusting rail tracks recede into the rising mist, drawing the viewer into a scene that suggests a journey and the possibilities of a new day.
Characteristic of Marc's work are scenes that appear both elegant and desolate. Marc sites the redolence of a room, a remote landscape, or the multi layering of the city as his chosen subjects.
Marc's work has led him to travel widely and spend extended periods of time in Rome, Detroit, New York, Warsaw and Paris.
Selected group exhibitions: Seven Artists, Eleven, Spitalfields 2019. The Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London 2019. Group Show, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London. Portraits, The National Portrait Gallery, London.
Solo Photography Publications: The Teratologists, Liquid City (with Iain Sinclair), Catalogue, Faces of Mathematics, Thirteen and Warzsawa.
Marc Atkins' work is included in several international photography compilations, including The World's Top Photographers (alongside work by Guy Bourdin, Bettina Rheims, Robert Mapplethorpe and Rankin).
Marc's artwork has been acquired for public and private collections, including Tate, The National Portrait Gallery, and The University of Cambridge.
Marc Atkins is also including Water Towers 0096 in this auction.