Marquis Palmer I Behind the signs I 2010 I colorphoto
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Marquis Palmer

In his series -Behind the signs- the American Marquis Palmer documents the places he left behind. The information on the front of the sign can only be seen by those going in the opposite direction. Therefore, seen by those going to places that he has left behind. By photographing the back’s of signs he deliberately deprive the viewer of the information and force him to see the sign as an almost sculpturesque object within it's environment. The series is a kind of trivial pursuit for the search for beauty in an otherwise ordinary and superfluous object.