Forms and Spaces Italia
Mark Lyken and Moneyless collaborate in Italy
Recoat Gallery presents ‘Forms and Spaces Italia’, a collaborative project between Scotland’s Mark Lyken and Italy’s Moneyless.
This September Recoat brought together two leading artists from the Graffuturism movement, travelling with Lyken to Moneyless’ home-town of Lucca to create a collection of site specific installations over a period of seven days. Award-winning film-maker Emma Dove joined the team to document the project.
‘Forms and Spaces Italia’ shows a definite progression and development in their collaborative partnership. Their styles are highly complimentary, creating intertwined, dramatic pieces.
Forms and Spaces began in May 2012 with Moneyless visiting Scotland to work with Lyken in the creation of a series of temporary installations that re-valued abandoned spaces around Glasgow. The works were intricate and vibrant, a beguiling mix of flat and 3D mark-making and interwoven styles.