Several Drawings on Top of Each Other
In Manders's drawings, which clearly occur on a two-dimensional plane, a complex world is constructed. Certain elements continually resurface in different forms. In this way, he invests these individual elements with a visual past. Manders's technical style is diverse. The drawings seem to have been created quickly and directly, sometimes with only a few lines that encompass interior spaces. Depth is created with simple methods of perspective; these never deny the two-dimensional surface of the drawing paper, however.
In his drawings, Mark Manders plays with the spectator's perception and seems to be able to anticipate how one thought follows the next; his images direct the thought process.