Dillon Marsh graduated in 2003 from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. During the course of his studies he was drawn to photography and has remained passionate about it ever since.
Conceptual photography characterizes Marsh’s work. Furthermore, he seeks to capture the odd in the normal, thereby making the spectator look twice. This can be seen in Marsh’s work Landmark that revolves around the landscapes we as human beings occupy. These landscapes are filled with natural and man-made features and reveal curious details about us and about our relationship with the surrounding environment. Cell phone towers disguised as trees, telephone poles overtaken by huge bird nests, trees in urban spaces that have died but not fallen, abandoned cars and houses, all of which are examples of some of the themes that Marsh has explored in recent years.
“My main focus as an artist has been directed towards landscape series. In these series I seek to find things that are out of the ordinary, picking them out of the landscape where they might otherwise blend in. I often choose objects that can be found in multitude within their environment so that I can depict a family of objects in a series of photographs. By displaying each project as such, I feel I am able to show both the character of the individual object, and the characteristics that make these objects a family.”
For further information about Dillon Marsh’s work please visit his website at www.dillonmarsh.com.