Absurdity and humour can offbeat certain perceptions. It can help us see things in a lighter, different vein. This thinking concerns Mark Lennon’s practise. In recent work, Mark has been concerned with the complex relationships and values we place on goods and objects in consumerism. In appropriating the structures of commercial brands he became Company Director at R.C Mercer LTD, a company specialising in the production of luxury Hotdog Holders. It’s flagship product, ‘Bradhust Stand’ displayed at his degree show sought to parade the everyday banality found within these objects.
Mark Lennon (b.1993, Glasgow) is a recent graduate with a BA(Hons) in Sculpture and Environmental Art from the Glasgow School of Art. Working across sculpture and print, he creates playful, juxtaposed and fictitious work. Often in response to the material world, his work sets out to investigate selfhood through an interrogation of everyday objects. How self is mirrored, composed or constructed through the procurement or want of things. Currently mark is working with the E.I.S (Education Institute of Scotland) Trade Union in assisting with the production of a Trade Union Banner.