Text and images by Frederic Anderson,
There seems to be a lot of buzz around the idea of studio visits from both sides of the fence. Emerging artists see studio visits from interested curators as an important step on the road to recognition and curators and collectors are keen to gain privileged access to new work before anyone else. During this studio visit with Mark Fairnington I began to understand what the buzz is about. In familiar surroundings, Mark was relaxed, open and warm. With everything close to hand, he could quickly draw on paintings and exhibition catalogues to illustrate what he was talking about. The result was an intimate glimpse of a well-established mid-career artist with a fascinating practice that simply could not have taken place anywhere else.