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SUMMER 2017 – LYON MAKES ALIYAH IN ISRAEL

Summer 2017 sees the Somos Brasil project book launch in São Paulo, Brazil at 19.00 on the 26th August at SParte/foto. The exhibition and book have featured heavily in the Brazilian media over recent months with Globo TV transmitting it to 220 million primetime viewers, weekly arts TV program Metropolis, as well as significant press in O Estado de São Paulo, Folha De Sao Paulo and FHOX. The D&AD Yellow pencil winning book, designed by  Studio Sutherl&,  is available direct from the artist at lyon@marcuslyon.com or in Brasil through Editora Madelena. ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4. The publication comes with a free image-activated app, produced by Matt Hill & Calvium, to access individual soundscapes of each portrait, and ancestoral DNA analysis of all the nominated subjects,  by Family Tree DNA lab.

In other news, during late July Lyon completed the Aliyah commission for the permanent galleries of the National Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Aliyah explores the migration journeys of 22 of Israel’s top Scientists through a series of sound enhanced photographic portraits.  In the public realm Lyon’s recent  TED talk about Somos Brasil  has just reached 20,000 views and is available on YouTube

FUEL I, Petrol, Houston, Texas, USA – 2017

Autumn update – Every Thursday, from 9.00 to 21.00, through October and Novemeber, The Glassworks Gallery welcomes private tours of all the latest work produced at Lyon’s studio: BRIC’s, EXODUS, TIMEOUT & the new FUEL series  plus exclusive access to the

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SPRING 2017 – GLASSWORKS GALLERY PRIVATE TOURS THROUGHOUT MAY & JUNE

Every Thursday, from 9.00 to 21.00, through May and June, The Glassworks Gallery welcomes private tours of all the latest work produced at Lyon’s studio: BRIC’s, EXODUS, TIMEOUT & the new FUEL series plus exclusive access to the first editions of the Somos Brasil book.  Email lyon@marcuslyon.com Joe or Marcus to arrange a visit.

Spring 2017 saw the Somos Brasil project launch in São Paulo on the 9th of March for an seven week exhibition at Centro Brasileiro Britânico. The exhibition and book featured heavily in the Brazilian media with Globo TV transmitting it to 220 million primetime viewers, weekly arts TV program Metropolis, as well as significant press in O Estado de São Paulo, Folha De Sao Paulo and FHOX. The book, designed by Jim Sutherland of Studio Sutherl&, is ready to purchase and is available direct from the artist at lyon@marcuslyon.com or Editora Madelena. ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4. The publication comes with a free image-activated app, produced by Matt Hill with Calvium, to access individual soundscapes of each portrait, and ancestoral DNA analysis of all the nominated subjects, supplied by Family Tree DNA lab in Houston, Texas.

In other news, during late April the Somos Brasil book won three coverted D&AD Awards for design excellence. Additionally, Sotheby’s has consigned Optogenome I for its May  19th sale. In the public realm Lyon’s recent  TED talk about the Somos Brasil project is also available to watch on YouTube.

THE GLASSWORKS GALLERY, MONTFORD PLACE, SE11 5DE

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WINTER 2017 – LYON LAUNCHES SOMOS BRASIL IN SAO PAULO

Winter 2016/17 saw the Somos Brasil project move to the next level with the final production of the book and the design of the Exhibition.  After soft launches in the Guardian, BBC and Globo’s G1 the project now launches on March 9th at Centro Brasileiro Britânico in São Paulo. This ground-breaking project has moved on at pace over the winter months, with the final book, designed by Jim Sutherland & Alice Tosey of Studio Sutherl& ready to ship in March. Lyon has also created an image activated app, produced by Matt Hill with Calvium in Bristol, UK to augment the show and images. In addition  ancestoral DNA analysis of all the nominated subjects has been supplied by Family Tree DNA lab in Houston, Texas. The book is published by Estudio Madelena, Brazil’s premier photographic publishing group in conjunction with award-winning production house ImageMagica. ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4.

In other news, during February, Rambert V – Three Dancers will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London at Martyn Ware’s curatored Everthing you can imagine is real pop up show. In the public realm Lyon’s recent  TED talk about the Somos Brasil project is also avialable to watch on YouTube. Also during this period the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC agreed to aquire a further series of Lyon’s images from the Somos Brasil series for its permanent collection at the Air and Space Museum.

 

SOMOS BRASIL 041 – Bekwynhka Kayapo (2016)

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OCTOBER 2016: LYON in PINGYAO, CHINA

Summer 2016 saw the Somos Brasil series take off with soft launches of the project in the Guardian, BBC and Globo’s G1 website in Brasil. The  project is a search for a deeper understanding of Brazilian identity through a series of photographic portraits enhanced with personal sound testimonies and ancestral DNA. This ground-breaking project has moved on at pace, with the final book, designed by Jim Sutherland & Alice Tosey of Studio Sutherl&, ready to ship late October from world reknown art printers IPSIS Grafica in São Paulo. Lyon has also created an image activated app, produced by Matt Hill with Calvium in Bristol, UK. In addition the final ancestoral DNA analysis of all the nominated subjects has been supplied by Family Tree DNA lab in Houston, Texas. The book is published by Estudio Madelena, Brazil’s premier photographic publishing house in conjunction with award-winning production house ImageMagica. ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4. The book will be launched in Brasil and at Paris Photo 2016. To order in the UK please mail: lyon@marcyuslyon.com

In other news, during October, EXODUS will be exhibited at the Pingyao International Photographic Festival in China and at FotoIstanbul in Turkey. In the public realm Lyon’s recent  TED talk about the Somos Brasil project is also avialable to watch on YouTube and his image EXODUS IV will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s prestiguous Made in Britain auction in London on 28/09/16.

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EXODUS IV – Hong Kong, China (2010)

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AUGUST 2016: EXODUS at THE SMITHSONIAN

Early 2016 has seen Lyon’s practice grow significantly, both in the UK and abroad. He has created 2 new works for the Rambert Series in conjunction with London’s premier contemporary dance company, has had 4 of his Exodus series acquired by the world’s largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, and is publishing a major new work in Brazil as both a book and exhibition.

In the public realm he delivered a TED talk about the Somos Brasil project, a search for a deeper understanding of Brazilian identity through a series of photographic portraits enhanced with personal sound testimonies and ancestral DNA. This ground-breaking project has moved on at pace, with the final book, designed by Jim Sutherland & Alice Tosey of Studio Sutherl&, on press in August at world reknown art printers IPSIS Grafica in São Paulo. Lyon has also created an image activated app, produced by Matt Hill with Calvium  in Bristol, UK. In addition the final ancestoral DNA analysis of all the nominated subjects has been supplied by Family Tree DNA lab in Houston, Texas. The book of all 104 portraits will be ready to ship in September, published by Estudio Madelena, Brazil’s premier photographic publishing house in conjunction with award-winning production house ImageMagica. ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4 To order in the UK please mail: lyon@marcuslyon.com.

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Anthony Lawrence da Rocha Azevedo – SOMOS BRASIL  (2016)

Somos Brasil is a multimedia exhibition and book. The project explores the diversity of Brazilian identity at …

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FEBRUARY 2016: LYON at TED x

Late 2015 has seen the creation of significant new bodies of work by Lyon, both in the UK and abroad. Outside his direct practice he has been invited to talk at TED x in March about the Somos Brasil project, an exploration of twenty-first century identity in Brazil using portraits, sound and DNA. This ground-breaking project has moved on at pace: early 2016 has seen the creation of the image activated app, built & created by Matt Hill with Calvium and the final book design by award winning Jim Sutherland of Studio Sutherl&. In addition the final ancestoral DNA analysis of all the nominated subjects have now been supplied by the remarkable Max Blankfeld of FtDNA lab in Houston Texas. The book of all 104 portraits will be published in mid 2016 by Iata Cannabrava and Claudia Jaguaribe of Estudio Madelena, Brazil’s premier publishing house.

Aside from Somos he has created 2 new works for the Rambert Series in conjunction with London’s premier contemporary dance company and has had 4 of his Exodus series aquired by the worlds largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

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RAMBERT V – Three Dancers (2016)

The RAMBERT series (2015 – 16) was born out of a collaboration between one of the world’s foremost contemporary dance companies and Lyon over a number of rehearsals and performances.  Endeavouring to bring a new perspective to the art of recording dance, the works challenge the conventional practice of sourcing a single moment by …

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JUNE 2015: New Horizons in Brazil

2015 has seen the creation of significant new bodies of work by Lyon, both in the UK and abroad. His work continues to sell successfully in the secondary market, with Sotheby’s May sale in London reaching well over the estimate. After a month long exhibition in York Exodus was awarded the Aesthetica People’s Choice Award. The major development in his practice during early 2015 has been the creation of the Somos Brasil project: an exploration of twenty-first century identity in Brazil using portraits, sound and DNA. The project, produced by ImageMagica and designed by Jim Sutherland, will be published in book format in early 2016 by Estudio Madelena, Brazil’s premier publishing house and will include a groundbreaking format using an image activated sound ap and ancestral DNA information. The final project will feature in a museum exhibition in 3 separate cities in Brazil during 2016. In other news Lyon’s latest available work is Intersection. Published below it further pursues questions around mankind’s influence on our environment through a series of images created in California and Texas in late 2014.

 

 

INTERSECTION V – I.10 / 8
Mankind’s interactions with the natural world are defined by a desire to harness the environment for our needs. In a time when our planet faces unknown challenges wrought by climate change, it feels important to imagine what we will leave behind. Intersection looks at the place where all natural forms have been lost and what remains are the footprints of man’s …

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MAY 2015: RAMBERT – A Creative Collaboration

In mid 2014 Lyon began a collaboration with contemporary dance company Rambert to create a series of new artworks. Now complete and on show at the dance company’s HQ on London’s South Bank, the works explore the movement of an entire dance piece in a single image. Lyon was thrilled to have a video interview featured as the top story on Lens Culture, and has since had reviews on Wired.com, The Telegraph and The Guardian, both online and in print. Additionally he is honored with the announcment of a short listing for the prestigious Aesthetica Art Prize, and to be named a finalist in Lens Culture Exposure Awards which will include a show at Somerset House in conjunction with Photo London.

 

Rambert II - Strange Charm of Mother Nature

 

RAMBERT II STRANGE CHARM OF MOTHER NATURE by MARK BALDWIN
The images from the RAMBERT series were born out of a collaboration between one of the world’s foremost contemporary dance companies and Lyon over a number of rehearsals and performances. Lyon, Artistic Director Mark Baldwin and Rehearsal Director Angela Towler worked to develop a process where by a whole piece could be visualised in a single work. Endeavouring to bring a new perspective to the art of recording dance, the works challenge the conventional practice of sourcing a single moment by drawing on multiple sequences brought to life through a series of dynamic images created from each part of the dance. The final artworks draw heavily on a mix of the real …

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MARCH 2015: RAMBERT – A New Vision of Modern Dance

In mid 2014 Lyon began a collaboration with contemporary dance company Rambert to create a series of new artworks. Now complete and on show at the dance company’s HQ on London’s South Bank, the works explore the movement of an entire dance piece in a single image. These images have excited the interest of contemporary art world and Four Elements was featured on the cover of the influential chinese art magazine ArtZip’s  January 2015 issue. Lyon was thrilled to have a video interview featured as the top story on Lens Culture, and has since had reviews on Wired.com, The Telegraph and The Guardian, both online and in print. Additionally he is honored with the announcment of a short listing for the prestigious Aesthetica Art Prize, and to be named a finalist in Lens Culture Exposure Awards which will include a show at Somerset House in conjunction with Photo London.

 

Rambert III - Four Elements

 

RAMBERT III FOUR ELEMENTS by LUCINDA CHILDS

The images from the RAMBERT series were born out of a collaboration between one of the world’s foremost contemporary dance companies and Lyon over a number of rehearsals and performances. Lyon, Artistic Director Mark Baldwin and Rehearsal Director Angela Towler worked to develop a process where by a whole piece could be visualised in a single work. Endeavouring to bring a new perspective to the art of recording dance, the works challenge the conventional practice of sourcing a single moment by drawing on multiple sequences brought to …

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JANUARY 2015: TIMEOUT at WEST WING SOMERSET HOUSE

Lyon’s latest mass behaviour work, TIMEOUT is on exhibition at 101 in the West Wing of Somerset House, and will run in conjunction with Photo London in May. The pop up can be accessed by invitation from the West Wing’s Office Reception.  The exhibition is a collaboration between John Jones, 101 London, TM Lighting and Somerset House that endeavours to blur the boundaries between private and public space in London’s most significant creative hub. Lyon has also been working with Candlestar to finish the judging on the 2nd cycle of the Syngenta Photography Awards – the finalist have now been chosen and will be announced in due course. Marcus is also delighted to announce that his work has recently been awarded a prestigious Spotlight by LensCulture.

TIMEOUT V – PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, USATIMEOUT V – PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, USA
With more than 26 million players, golf generates more than $68 billion in goods and services with a combined annual economic impact estimated at $177 billion. Despite the credential as a driver of growth across the retail, construction, sports and housing sectors, golf remains at the heart of a society built on veracious consumption and incredible wealth inequality.

TIMEOUT examines a world where the search for safety and shelter has taken a secondary role. As the billion planet dwellers that no longer need to satisfy their basic needs search for meaning they turn to exploration. As the drive for escape intensifies, an unstoppable quest is unleashed for release through consumption. Whether it is budget …

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NOVEMBER 2014: TIMEOUT at WEST WING SOMERSET HOUSE

Lyon’s latest mass behaviour work, TIMEOUT is now on exhibition at 101 in the West Wing of Somerset House, the pop up can be accessed from the West Wing’s Reception. For a private tour with the artist please email lyon@marcuslyon.com. The exhibition is a collaboration between John Jones, 101 London, TM Lighting and Somerset House that endeavours to blur the boundaries between private and public space in London’s most significant creative hub. Lyon has also been working with Candlestar to finish the judging on the 2nd cycle of the Syngenta Photography Awards – the finalist have now been chosen and will be announced in due course.

 

TIMEOUT VI – CYPRESSWOOD DRIVE, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA

 

TIMEOUT VI – CYPRESSWOOD DRIVE, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA (2014)

After centuries of open-air markets the shopping mall became a development paradigm as corporations and planners created fully enclosed, environmentally controlled, consumption spaces for the masses. Today the most popular mall in the US has an annual footfall of 40 million visitors and is a social space where you can eat, shop, watch a film or even get married. However the 50-year hegemony of the mall is now threatened by the rise of online, which in turn has driven a new level of innovation to the sector as retail pitches battle with the web to win the hearts and souls of the consumer.

 

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October 2014: TIMEOUT LAUNCHES

EXODUS IXEarly October marks the begining of production of Somos Brasileiros (We are Brazilian): A commissioned sound and DNA enhanced, 100 portrait quest to create a dynamic anthroplogical record of the ethnic diversity of a nation at the turn of the 21st century. The project will become a book and an interactive exhibition produced in collaboration with Swiss agribusiness Syngenta. Its creation will be based on a nomination process with the final chosen individuals hand picked by a cultural council of significant anthropologists, writers and artists. Later in the month Lyon’s latest project on mass behaviours, TIMEOUT, soft launches with a collaboration between John Jones, 101 London and Somerset House with a exhibition in the West Wing’s public space. For a private tour of the work please email lyon@marcuslyon.com

 

EXODUS IX – LIBERTY ROAD, HOUSTON, TEXAS (2014)

 

To many economic historians the railroads were the crucial “take off” factor in US industrialization in the 19th century. Today each American requires 40 tons of freight each year to fuel personal consumer demand. This $60 billion industry, consisting of 140,000 miles of class I railroads, employs 221,000 people and annually hauls 1.5 trillion ton miles of bulk goods, chemicals, energy and construction materials.…

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AUGUST: LYON in Argentina

BRIC VII - Chongqing, China (2010).

August sees Lyon exhibiting BRICS and lecturing at the prestigious Festival De La Luz in Buenos Aires. He will also be traveling onwards to São Paulo to begin working on the pre production of his Lei Rouanet accredited Somos Brasileiros project: A sound and DNA enhanced, 100 portrait quest to create a dynamic anthroplogical view of the ethnic diversity of Brazilians at the turn of the 21st century, produced in collaboration with ImageMagica. His work will also be exhibited at SP Foto with Galeria Tempo from August 20 – 24th. The end of the month sees him travel deep into the Amazon to visit Xingu tribal elders in Para state on the first leg of Somos Brasileiros.

 

BRIC VII – CHONGQING, CHINA (2010)

Chongqing is the fastest-growing urban mass on the planet. At over 31 million, its population is bigger than that of Peru or Iraq, with half a million more arriving every year. The streets hum with an army of 100,000 “bang bang men” weaving through the urban sprawl, transporting goods strung over their backs on their bamboo sticks. Chongqing epitomizes the shift of man as a rural to an urban being. Set on the confluence of the Jialing and the Yangtze rivers the city became a provisional capital during WW2 as its heavy fog protected against the Japanese airforce. In the nineties Chongqing was used by China to spearhead development of its Western regions. According to the World Bank, 16 of the planet’s 20 dirtiest cities …

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JUNE: LYON AT MICHAEL HOPPEN GALLERY

TIDELINE-I-PASTURE-(MLWS) Lyon donates Tideline I – Pasture Bay to auction at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in support of Prostate Cancer UK, which will take place on the evening of Thursday 3 July 2014. Galeria Tempo has invited Lyon to join SP Arte Foto for the second year running. The fair takes place in Sao Paulo from 20-24 August 2014. Lyon has also been awarded recognition in the blogosphere, being featured in the prestigious Editor’s Picks on the photography platform LensCulture.

 

TIDELINE I – PASTURE BAY (2011)
The Tideline images chart light’s journey across the water’s edge each hour for the duration of a day. The works are each created from twelve images shot from identical locations during the daylight hours of a single day. Each typology observes the subtle transformation that time and light, working in unison, manifest across the triptych of sky, sea and shore. In comparison, colour, reflection and tone constantly change to redraw our attention to the uniqueness of each moment in time and place. The works were created on the shores of Mustique in The Grenadines, West Indies. The artist will donate 10% of all sales to the Mustique Charitable Trusts. (Limited Edition of 7 produced as a complete set of 12 images as a single artwork / Limited Edition of 3 produced as a full set of 12 separately framed images).…

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MAY 2014: LYON IN RIO

TIMEOUT III - DriveMay sees Lyon in the studio producing significant new work for the TIMEOUT series. Meanwhile at Sotheby’s TIMEOUT was launched through the successful sale of TIMEOUT II. In other news Marcus was appointed to serve on the board of the Leader’s Quest Foundation. Abroad, STADIA XIII was collected by the visionary Brazilian photography guru Joaquim Paiva. He will donate the image to the Museum of Modern Art Rio.

TIMEOUT III – DRIVE, CALIFORNIA, USA (2014)
TIMEOUT explores mass behaviour in a world where the search for safety, sustenance and shelter has taken on a secondary role. As the billion planet dwellers that no longer need to service their basic needs search for meaning they turn to another human instinct: exploration. Indeed, as our desire for escape intensifies, we unleash an unstoppable quest for release through travel and adventure. Whether through budget airlines or the mega rich’s super yachts, the human race defines its modern existence through endeavoring to conquer the natural rhythms of the earth in a search of redemption from work through recreation. (Edition of 7)…

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APRIL 2014: Lyon at Sotheby’s

TIMEOUT II - LAXAfter 10 days producing new work and visiting Fotofest in Houston, Lyon returns to London to launch the TIMEOUT series. TIMEOUT explores the mass behaviours of the billion people who have found shelter, sustenence and saftey in the modern world. Global photography specialists Simone Klein and Brandei Estes of Sotheby’s have consigned TIMEOUT II to the May 7th Sotheby’s Auction. Meanwhile the studio is in final production for an exhibition of BRIC images at Festival de la Luz in Buenos Aires later in 2014 and STADIA exhibits in Moscow.

TIMEOUT II – LAX, CALIFORNIA, USA (2014)
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January 2014: LYON in London

TIMEOUT I - MarinaAfter a fourth quarter cycle of shows in Russia, Brazil and India early 2014 finds Lyon in London working on the new series TIMEOUT. The project explores ideas around mass recreation in a world where the search for safety, sustenance and shelter have taken on a secondary role. Timeout I looks at the the space where water is the playground of those in search of release from the world of work. In other news the studio continues in pre-production for the Somos Brasileiros project due to be created in Brazil later in the year. Finally Lyon is delighted to confirm his attendance at the annual Fotofest art fair in Houston Texas for March.
TIMEOUT I – Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, USA – 2014

Originally designed as lightweight vessels to chase pirates in the 17th century, the yacht has morphed into the ultimate symbol of success and excess in the modern world. The turn of the 21st century saw a massive explosion in the number, size and popularity of megayachts. To some the ultimate retreat, to others a sign of a world out of balance, the launch of Eclipse, a 165 m US$ 1 billion super yacht in 2010 saw the world of seaborne recreation reaching a new peak.
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NOVEMBER 2013: LYON in Paris

macarconi_I_FINAL This month Lyon attends Paris Photo 14-17 November. The event coincides with the annual Prix Pictet award announcement. Lyon has been nominated for  Exodus by the Head of the Photography at Christie’s, King Street, Alexander Montague-Sparey. Founded in 2008, the Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. Later in the month Lyon has a key artwork at Christie’s in support of the Mustique Charitable Trust . He has donated of one of his newest works from Tidelines, Macaroni I.

TIDELINES – 2013

These works chart light’s journey across five different locations – Rutland, Pasture Bay, L’Ansecoy, Macaroni and Lagoon. Created on the Island of Mustique in the West Indies, these works observe the subtle transformations that time and light, working in unison, manifest across the  triptych of sky, sea and shore. In comparison colour, contrast, reflection and tone constantly change to redraw our attention to the uniqueness of each moment in time and place.

Limited Edition Digital C-type Prints. Each complete set of images is printed as a single artwork of 1,150 x 1,180 mm produced in an edition of 7…

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OCTOBER 2013: LYON in Russia

STADIA_XIIILyon is in Krasnodar, Russia, for the launch of the 5th Annual Photography Exhibition of Photovisa. His exhibition Stadia will be on display through November alongside work by Brad Temkin, Dona Schwartz and Patrick Gries. The Festival’s  theme is ” Climate of Changes: Life, Family, Society, Nature” curated by Irina Chmyreva, Senior Researcher, Russian Academy of Arts, National Institute of Theory and History of Art, Moscow, Russia.  Lyon will open Stadia on 20 October at the Krasnodar Gallery. In other news in the studio in London he is planning his next large scale  photographic portrait project “Somos Brasileiros”(We are Brazilians). This body of work is planned for production during 2014/15 and will see Lyon and his team traveling throughout Brazil to create an in-depth portrait commission reflecting the cultural and ethnic diversity of the emerging economic titan. The project will culminate in the production of an art book and an exhibition in 2016. Outside his own practice, Lyon was appointed to the Board of Somerset House this month.

STADIA – 2013

In the opening decade of the 21st century global sporting events have usurped all other forms of mass human worship. The stadium has become a modern house of reverence, defining our media age through more than just huge television audiences. These arenas are spaces of common human aspiration where the individual, society and the brand unite to create a new type of deity. Backed by enormous corporate funding the sports stadium has the ability to transform …

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SEPTEMBER 2013: LYON in Brazil and India

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Lyon is in Brazil for the opening of an exhibition of Exodus and BRICs at Galeria TEMPO, Copacabana, Rio. The show will be on display until early November. Lyon’s work is also on display at the prestigious ARTRIO 13 art fair from 4th-8th September, recognized by artists, galleries and collectors as one of the most important art events in Latin America. Lyon also travels during the month to Mumbai and Jaipur as an invited guest of Leader’s Quest to attend a leadership conference on the role art, business, society and the individual can play in inspiring community and sustainability in the early 21st century.

EXODUS VIII – Cape Flats, South Africa

As the economies of developing nations are transformed by the power and lure of the urban space, ever increasing waves of migration from rural hinterlands transform the city edge. Despite being predominantly seen from abroad as places of desperate poverty and crime, the townships of the Western Cape are also vibrant hubs of creative endeavour and unshackled entrepreneurship. However, will the challenge of future enhanced human freedom be possible with a backdrop of political mismanagement and institutionalised corruption? With enlightened leadership and policies designed to harness the incredible energy of these edge cities the modern world promises a road out of subsistence to more engaged and sustainable communities. Edition of 7.

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AUGUST 2013: LYON in RIO

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Exodus and BRICs are to be exhibited on Copacabana. Galleria TEMPO, Lyon’s representatives in Latin America are holding a show of both bodies of work in their renowned gallery on Rio’s most famous beach. Lyon will attend the opening night on 3rd September. For invitations to the private view please contact lyon@marcuslyon.com. TEMPO will also be taking the work the ARTRIO 13 fair to be held from 4th to 8th September. In other news the Exodus series has been nominated by Alexander Montague-Sparey Head of Photography at Christie’s for the prestigious Prix Pictet Award.
EXODUS III- London, UK
As human ability to circumnavigate the globe increases exponentially we challenge our ability to define our identities geographically. The global citizens of airport lounges and business hotels ascend to another world where the realities of real community become strangely mixed with notions of belonging to a different society of frequent flyer points and concierge services. Edition of 7.…

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JUNE 2013: EXODUS VI at Christie’s / BRIC I in Dinard

EXODUS-VI-West-Lamma-Channel-South-China-Sea-2011Exodus VI was consigned by the Glassworks Gallery to Christie’s annual auction in London where it a achieved a new world record for an original Lyon print. In tandem BRIC I was chosen by curator Ashok Adiceam of the Foundation Magrez to grace the walls of the Palais des Arts at the annual summer art festival in Dinard, L’Amour Atomique, alongside Agnes Varda, Takashi Murakami, Claude Leveque, Hema Upadhyay, Massimo Vitali and Mona Hartoum. Meanwhile in Latin America Lyon has been signed by the prestigious Galeria Tempo in Rio de Janeiro.

 

EXODUS VI – West Lamma Channel, South China Sea – 2011

Exodus explores the most significant migrations of the early 21st Century. As the ability of humans, goods and services to circumnavigate the planet increases exponentially we are left disconnected from a simple view of our common identity. Indeed, as our economic and geo-political differences intensify the unstoppable movement and expansion of actual and digital assets challenge both the power of the individual in society, the state and corporations to control opinions, actions and environment. Exodus provokes questions concerning the biggest changes in contemporary society through large-scale representations of the key themes that influence globalization and the modern world.

 

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MAY 2013: PHOTO 51 at Somerset House

OPTOGENOME VI - 50 benches IIIn Photo 51 Lyon was commissioned by King’s College London to work with the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology to produce a new series of conceptual Science/Art collaborations that celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Medical Research Council and the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA at laboratories at Kings College, London. The show runs June 24 – July 26 at the Inigo Room, Somerset House, London. This body of work continues Lyon’s exploration of key themes in modern science and health. In 2011-2012 he completed a significant body of work exploring the interface between the laboratory and the emotional space occupied by scientists in collaboration with the Infectious Disease and Oncology scientists at Astra Zeneca’s Waltham, Massachusetts research campus. The work in the exhibition will feature ten of Lyon’s works that explore the very cutting edge of the modern science laboratory from both a typological and an emotionally subversive viewpoint and will include all the of AstraZeneca collection images.

 

50 BENCHES – 2013

At it’s most basic level science is visual comparison, driven to unearth difference in an endeavor to understand and unlock the reason for variance. Much like the butterfly collector the photographer can search for this comparative truth. In the search to understand actual scientists 50 Benches I & II collects the myriad samples that are the working laboratory spaces of a 21st century science environment: identical only in the form of recording the totality of variance underlines the delicate difference at the …

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APRIL 2013: HINTERLAND

HINTERLAND_Triptych2After the recent success of the Landmark show where Lyon exhibited alongside the world’s 50 leading landscape photographers in an exhibition that explored the realities of environment in our time, he is completing his latest collection of environmental works titled Hinterland. Built from original aerial images shot in South Africa, Hinterland plays on shape and edge looking to define the random nature of land development. Lyon proposes that the urban edge is a defining space of transition and thereby the works question the key environmental themes of the early 21st century through dynamically created new landscapes.

 

HINTERLAND – Triptych II 2013
The series is best described as an exploration of the space where the stream becomes the concrete culvert. The first installment was created in the Cape Flats of South Africa, a vibrant yet desperate mix of swamp, sand, shack and low-cost, high-density temporary structures and housing. Each image in the series of twelve focuses on a particular environmental theme; migration, water use, energy, transportation and waste. Lyon is currently working on the next installment, which is based on the edgelands of urban southern California. Each individual image is produced in a Limited Edition of 7 and the work is also produced in large-scale triptych format as an edition of 3 with 2 Artist’s Proofs.…

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MARCH 2013: Exodus IV at LANDMARK: Fields of Photography

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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.…

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FEBRUARY 2013: HINTERLAND – RURAL/URBAN

HINTERLAND_Triptych1This month Lyon will be working alongside Michael and Fariba Benson of Candlestar, Emma Morris of Towner Museum and Mark Power of Magnum to finalize the long-list of contenders to be offered to the Jury of the  Syngenta Open Photographic Award. In turn he will be serving on the main Jury alongside: Award Chairman William Ewing, publisher of the International Herald Tribune Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, Irina Chmyreva  senior researcher at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts,  Brazilian curator and anthropologist Milton Guran,  Jordanian editor and journalist Malu Halasa,  Mike Mack Syngenta CEO and Pulitzer winning Chinese photo editor Liu Heung Shing. In parallel with Lyon’s current work the award will explore ideas around Rural/Urban, a theme and award structure conceived by him for Syngenta in collaboration with Candlestar in early 2012. Unique among international photography awards it will combine the democracy of an open event  with the dynamic nature of an artist led commission. The winner of the commissioned section will be given  US $40k to fund their proposal. In turn Syngenta will facilitate a thought leadership dialogue around the theme to coincide with the exhibition of the final works in 2014 at Somerset House.

HINTERLAND Triptych I – 2013

Hinterland is a continuation of Lyon’s journey to cast light on the realities of the modern environment and the urban edge. The first Hinterland series was created in the Cape Flats of South Africa, a vibrant yet desperate mix of swamp, sand, shack and low-cost, high-density temporary structures and …

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JANUARY 2013: PHOTO 51

OPTOGENOME IVLyon has been commissioned by developmental neurobiologist Dr Richard Wingate, curator Michael Regan and Joana Seguro of Lumin to mastermind a series of conceptual Science/Art collaborations that celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Medical Research Council and the 60th anniversary of the discovery of DNA at laboratories at Kings College, London. The exhibition, Photo 51, will launch on June 22 at the prestigious Inigo rooms at Somerset House, London. In addition the show will feature the whole collection of AstraZeneca commissioned images Lyon produced for their Oncology and Infectious Disease Labs in Cambridge Massachusetts.

OPTOGENOME IV – 2011

Optogenetics uses light to manipulate gene activation in living structures by combining the precision of optical physics with the power of genetic engineering.  This new field opens up the genome to interventions that will shed light on how our DNA influences the dynamics of physiology, behaviour and thought. Optogenome IV explores this process through the endless repetition of genetic information to create an illusion of movement and change.…

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DECEMBER 2012:TRABANT I-XII, PHOTOVOICE AUCTION

Limited-Edition-Print_F1The closing month of 2012 saw the Trabant I-XII typography consigned to the Annual Photovoice Auction. Photovoice is a groundbreaking development agency that supports disadvantaged communities through participatory photography training. Their groundbreaking use of the arts has seen the organisation create both significant change and highly collectable bodies of art in the last decade. Lyon was a founder ambassador for the charity and has been a leading voice for the work over the last 10 years.

 

TRABANT I-XII – Budapest 2012

The Trabant remains a lasting physical and emotional statement of an extraordinary human experiment in centralised production. From 1957 to 1990 3.1 million Trabants were fabricated. Often the waiting time for a new Trabant was so long that the value of actual cars on the road was greater than one newly ordered. In the 21st century the “Trabie” has ended up associated affectionately with a time past and in a bizarre twist has mirrored a renaissance of nostalgic desire for the certainties of the communist era that created it.…

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NOVEMBER 2012: EXODUS IV

EXODUS-IV-Hong-Kong-China-2010November sees BRICs and EXODUS transfer from the Glassworks Gallery in London to the Inception Gallery in Paris from November 10th until December 15th. The show coincides with Paris Photo, the most significant global photography art fair. Inception will hold a vernissages for the exhibition on the Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th at 18.00 which Lyon will attend. He will also be holding an exclusive lunch preview on Friday 16th November for the Photographer’s Gallery Patrons, collectors and curators (Please mail lyon@marcuslyon.com or call +44(0)2077359933 to arrange an invitation). During the month Lyon will also be working alongside Michael and Fariba Benson of Candlestar, Emma Morris of Photoworks and Mark Power of Magnum to judge the prestigious Syngenta Open Photography Award.

 

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.…

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OCTOBER 2012: EXODUS III

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Lyon has been appointed Jury Chairman for the Syngenta Open Photography Award and Jury member and lead adviser to Syngenta CEO, Mike Mack, and his team for the Syngenta Photography Commission 2012. This prestigious new prize focuses on key global challenges and endeavours to build a significant dialogue on the pressing issues of our time. The commission will award a $40k budget to the winner to produce a new body of work that will be exhibited globally. The first cycle of the award is themed by Rural/Urban in line with much of Lyon’s most recent work that explores the urban edge and the hinterlands of the megacity. October also saw a set of EXODUS images exhibited at the Fotofever art fair in Brussels by the Paris based contemporary art gallery Inception.
EXODUS III- London, UK
As human ability to circumnavigate the globe increases exponentially we challenge our ability to define our identities geographically. The global citizens of airport lounges and business hotels ascend to another world where the realities of real community become strangely mixed with notions of belonging to a different society of frequent flyer points and concierge services. Edition of 7.…

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SEPTEMBER 2012: EXODUS I

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During September Lyon produced an extensive film-based large format essay on the stadiums of the London 2012 Games. He was given exclusive access to the venues by games Photo Chief Bob Martin and the IPC. The body of work will form a 24 picture sound and image installation exhibition that is planned for 2013/2014. The completion of this project coincided with the birth of his second child Arthur Lyon, a brother to Florence and a son to Bel…suffice it to say the whole Lyon clan are delighted.

 

EXODUS I – Damascus, Syria – 2009
In the early 21st century the unstoppable expansion of digital and satellite information has empowered the citizen, and challenges the state’s ability to control opinions, actions and environments. This migration of information from political power bases to the people is the harbinger of significant change in many authoritarian societies. Edition of 7.…

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AUGUST 2012: EXODUS VIII

EXODUS-VIII-Khayletisha-Cape-Town-2011Lyon launches Exodus VIII to coincide with the close of his successful 2012 Open Studios. Over 200 visitors made the journey to the Glassworks in central London for bespoke guided tours of recent artwork and the private gallery. In turn, final artist proofs of the latest series Sky, Sea, Shore, created on the island paradise of Mustique, have been produced at Lyon’s art printers, Spectrum, and the first edition prints have been shipped to collectors. In addition Lyon’s pre-production team are now working on the final details of an extensive film-based large format body of work to be shot around the human story of the Paralympic Games in London during late August and early September.

EXODUS VIII – Khayletisha, Cape Flats, South Africa – 2011
As the economies of developing nations are transformed by the power and lure of the urban space, ever increasing waves of migration from rural hinterlands transform the city edge. Despite being predominantly seen from abroad as places of desperate poverty and crime, the townships of the Western Cape are also vibrant hubs of creative endeavour and unshackled entrepreneurship. However, will the challenge of future enhanced human freedom be possible with a backdrop of political mismanagement and institutionalised corruption? With enlightened leadership and policies designed to harness the incredible energy of these edge cities the modern world promises a road out of subsistence to more engaged and sustainable communities.   Edition of 7…

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July 2012: Open Studio Invitation

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Marcus Lyon is delighted to invite all those interested in his art to visit  The Glassworks Gallery, to attend one of a series of Open Studio days during the month of July. To accept this invitation and arrange a visit including a private tour, at a time of  your convenience, please RSVP by email lyon@marcuslyon.com or call +44(0)20 7735 9933. On show will be the BRIC and Exodus series before they leave for exhibition at The Inception Gallery during November and Paris Photo. Additionally, Lyon will be unveiling his latest works in development, Hinterland and Sky, Shore, Sea.

The Glassworks, 1c Montford Place, Kennington, SE11 5DE.


EXODUS II – Dubai, UAE – 2011

As our societies morph and change with economic prosperity our impact on the natural world intensifies. Despite being predominantly a consumer interaction the use of the motor vehicle is often framed in terms of the right to freedom of movement. However, it directly challenges our ability to control our consumption of finite resources, which in turn will limit the human freedoms of the future. Edition of 7…

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June 2012: Love Art London – Studio visit

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Love Art London will be visiting Lyon’s Studio, The Glassworks, on the 12th of June. Love Art London’s  influential founder, visionary and art aficionado, Chris Pensa will lead a unique tour that will include an overview of Exodus, BRICs, Stickmen and Trabants. In addition the event will allow access to an exclusive first preview of Lyon’s work in development, Hinterlands: an exploration of the city edge and its defining role in the geography of the urban space.

 

Exodus III,  London, UK – 2010

Chongqing is the fastest-growing urban mass on the planet. At over 31 million, its population is bigger than that of Peru or Iraq, with half a million more arriving every year. The streets hum with an army of 100,000 “bang bang men” weaving through the urban sprawl, transporting goods strung over their backs on their bamboo sticks. Chongqing epitomizes the shift of man as a rural to an urban being. Set on the confluence of the Jialing and the Yangtze rivers the city became a provisional capital during WII as its heavy fog protected against the Japanese airforce. In the nineties Chongqing was used by China to spearhead development of its Western regions. According to the World Bank, 16 of the planet’s 20 dirtiest cities are in China and Chongqing is one of the worst.  Allegedly the city produces 3,500 tons of waste every day. None is recycled. Edition of 7.

 

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May 2012: Paralympic Commission for The Cinnamon Club

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Lyon has been commissioned by award winning chef Vivek Singh and Priyanka Sharma of the Cinnamon Group to produce an exhibition from June to September of Lyon’s visual exploration of the inspiration and diversity of the Paralympic Games over the last 16 years. The work will be based on photographic works drawn from the previous four games in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. The show will run in the group’s city location at 6 Devonshire Square to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. Cinnamon Club.

 

Anzac Bridge, Sydney, Australia – 2000

Multiple layers of the human spirit pervade all aspects of the Paralympic movement. Elite athletes from across the globe gather together to underline the abilities of those society often excludes and views as different. Our perceptions are broken, our spirits are lifted and we see that triumph is everywhere: from the blind long jumpers to the the wheelchair athletes, and from the multiple layers of support staff and officials to the unsung coaches and physios.The Paralympics are a pinnacle of human endeavour and sacrifice.…

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April 2012: Stiglitz Leadership Talk

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Lyon has delivered a prestigious Stiglitz Leadership Talk. Focusing in on his photographic journey from rural Britain to the mega cities of the developing world he spoke on a wide range of subjects from his artistic vision to international development and from issues of child labour to the astonishing entrepreneurial opportunities manifest in the urban envronment. Stiglitz Lyon Talk

 

Child Cane Worker, Mexico – 1989

Millions of extraordinary children across the globe work for their living. In 2002 UNICEF published figures stating that across the planet as many as 100m children live, work or sleep on the streets of our cities. Placed in a geographically defined space, this army of underage workers represents the 12th largest country in the world. In the late 80’s and early 90’s Lyon undertook significant reportage work on the issues of child labour in Latin America, Africa and Asia leading to his present role as chairman of the internationally recognized think tank and advocacy agency the Consortium for Street Children.

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March 2012: BRICs Nominated for Prix Pictet

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The BRIC series has been nominated for the prestigious Prix Pictet: the world’s leading photography prize in sustainability. The theme for this year’s prize is Power. This prestigious award can only be won though a nomination process that is driven by key curators and opinion formers in the the global art world. The shortlist will be announced in July and the final prize winners are expected to be announced in October.

 

BRIC I – Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 2009

Towering behind the iconic golden beaches and 70’s skyscrapers of coastal Rio lie the perilously steep and dense urban expansions Brazilians call favelas. Constructed from all manner of recycled and scavenged materials, the majority use electricity illegally tapped from the public grid. Unlike the ghettos of the US, the favelas exist due to economic forces rather than because of ethnic or cultural separation. Their origins date from the late 19th century but the onset of the era of explosive growth was in the 1940s, when President Getúlio Vargas‘s industrialization drive drew hundreds of thousands of migrants into the city. However, despite extensive social deprivation, the favelas have been and continue to be a hotbed of creative energy and cultural invention. Today, 1 in 4 Cariocas, as inhabitants of Rio are called, live in these road less and unregulated hillside shantytowns. Edition of 10

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February 2012: Paralympic Commission & Exhibition at Homerton Hospital

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Lyon has been commissioned by Art Curator Shaun Caton to produce an iconic large-scale image for the Olympic Hospital, Homerton Hope, in the London Borough of Hackney. The Hospital will also be holding an exhibition from June to September of  Lyon’s 16 year visual exploration of the inspiration and diversity of the Paralympic Games. The work will be based on photographic works drawn from the previous four games in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008.

 

The Butterfly, Sydney, Australia – 2000

Multiple layers of the human spirit pervade all aspects of the Paralympic movement. Elite athletes from across the globe gather together to underline the abilities of those society often excludes and views as different. Our perceptions are broken, our spirits are lifted and we see that triumph is everywhere: from the blind long jumpers to the the wheelchair athletes, and from the multiple layers of support staff and officials to the unsung coaches and physios.The Paralympics are a pinnacle of human endeavour and sacrifice.…

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January 2012: Astra Zeneca science/art commission

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The Science/Art collaboration with the  Infectious Disease and Oncology research scientists at Astra Zeneca’s Waltham, Massachusetts laboratories has been successfully realized. These enormous collaborative artworks now hang in both AZ’s research centre and in their corporate board room in London. Born out of an art residency in the summer of 2011 these images explore the interface between the humanity and science in the early 21st century.

 

How do chemicals feel – 2012

In all visual representations of information preconceived structures and languages control perceptions. In the world of the science laboratory these parameters manifest themselves not only to define but also limit the vocabulary of colour, symbol and form. Built from multiple layers, How do chemicals feel  provokes a viewpoint at odds with conventional practice and in turn asks questions about which questions we ask.…

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December 2011: Exodus exhibits at Arle

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Arle Capital Partners have chosen Lyon’s Exodus series for their first art in residence at their St James’s head office. Additionally they have commissioned Lyon to create a series of 48 large format 5 x 4 film based portraits starting in 2012. The series will explore the full breadth of human resource in their portfolio of companies. Lyon will be given full artistic control over the body of work which will be exhibited at The Avenue in April 2012.

 

Exodus III – London, UK – 2010

As human ability to circumnavigate the globe increases exponentially we challenge our ability to define our identities geographically. The global citizens of airport lounges and business hotels ascend to another world where the realities of real community become strangely mixed with notions of belonging to a different society of frequent flyer points and concierge services. Edition of 7.

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November 2011: BRIC II São Paulo in New York Auction

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BRIC II São Paulo has been consigned to the Latin American Auction at Phillips de Pury, New York on 04.11.11. This  annual auction represents the best of contemporary art from across the continent. The Lyon will be sold alongside works by Varejão, Muniz and Salgado. BRIC II, 2008 explores the exponential rise of the southern hemisphere’s largest and richest city from the rural obscurity of a town with 250,000 inhabitants in 1911 to the megacity of 21 million today. The print  is the 5th  from the edition of 10.

 

BRIC II – Centro, São Paulo, Brazil – 2008

São Paulo officially became a city in 1711 having been founded in 1554. Its origins as the urban powerhouse of Latin America date from the economic prosperity created by the coffee industry in the 19th century. Ever increasing waves, of predominantly European immigrants during the first half of the 20th century have swelled the city’s population from 250,000 in 1900, to 20.1m today. The late 20th century has seen São Paulo become the business hub of South America and enter the top 20 of the world’s richest cities. Its exponential growth has spawned a myriad of social problems including the dual urban evils of pollution and crime. Edition of 10.…

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October 2011: Exodus IV at Bottletop Auction

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Exodus IV was auctioned alongside work by Picasso, the Chapman’s, Taylor-Wood and Vik Muniz at the 2011 Full Circle Event in central London for the Bottletop Foundation(www.bottletop.org). The funds raised will support projects in urban Brazil that empower local communities with work and economic development. Exodus images have also been donated to support the capital campaign for new buildings at the Photographer’s Gallery (www.photonet.org.uk) and for the ground breaking Photovoice (www.photovoice.org).

 

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.…

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September 2011: Astra Zeneca science/art residency and commission

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Lyon has been commissioned to produce 3 large-scale artworks in collaboration with Astra Zeneca’s Infectious Disease and Oncology scientists in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. The process will involve a residency in the US followed by a creative process, led by the artist from his studios in London, that will endeavour to break through the silo-ed worlds of science and art to produce imagery that informs and inspires both spaces.

 

Everybody has a compound – 2011

Alone in a lab, working on ever descending threads of exploration and experimentation, do scientists risk loosing a critical connection with the human condition? Without this link science is adrift; disconnected from the life-changing role that it plays in communities and families across the globe. The image Everybody has a compound allows the collaborative process to come to life through the projection of the written hopes and aspirations of AZ employees layered onto an extended matrix of chemical compounds from the company’s database: each bottle a potential key to a cure for a human illness or disease.…

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August 2011: 01/08/11 – 14/09/11 Exodus Exhibition at 1508

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Exodus launches at The Great Room, 1508 in central London. In Exodus, Lyon explores the most significant migrations of the early 21st Century. As the ability of humans, goods and services to circumnavigate the planet increases exponentially we are left disconnected from a simple view of our common identity. Indeed, as our economic and geo-political differences intensify the unstoppable movement and expansion of actual and digital assets challenge both the power of the individual in society, the state and corporations to control opinions, actions and environment. Exodus provokes questions concerning the biggest changes in contemporary society through large-scale representations of the key themes that influence globalisation and the modern world.

 

EXODUS VI – West Lamma Channel, South China Sea – 2011

The movement of goods by sea is an unseen migration of raw materials and products around the planet. Covering 71% of the planets surface the ocean is temporary home to 90% of global cargo (7.4 billion tons of goods) transported in a fleet of 70,000 vessels. Wrapped, packed and contained the waters of the world bear witness to mankind’s desire to move mountains in the name of progress. Edition of 7.

 

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