MARCUS LYON (b.1965) Lyon’s artworks and books are held in both private and international collections including the Art Institute of Chicago and the Arts Council Collection of Great Britain. His art has been exhibited internationally in over 90 shows. Born and raised in rural Britain, he read Political Science at Leeds University and Leadership at Harvard Business School. Outside of the art world Lyon is a determined social entrepreneur and an active public speaker on art, photography and development issues.
Exodus IV was chosen to hang alongside work by Ed Burtynsky, Olaf Otto Becker, Dan Holdsworth, Simon Roberts, Nadav Kander and David Maisel in the ground breaking Positive View Foundation’s show of the best Landscape Photography of the early 21st century curated by Bill Ewing and supported by Barclays and DHL. The exhibition hangs in the East Wing of Somerset House through March and April 2013. Many of the images will then transfer to Christie’s for a Gala Auction night on 15 May.
Exodus IV – Hong Kong, China – 2010
Driven by rampant consumer demand Southern China has become the workshop of the world. As millions migrate from rural China to the factories of Guangzhou to manufacture goods, consumers hoard gadgets and define themselves through the ownership of a cornucopia of products transported across the globe in colourful metal boxes. Edition of 7.