b. 1970, Ventura, California, USA
Mark Flores' exuberant and eccentric aesthetic addresses ideas of history and the archive. Flores often uses elements such as found photographs from popular culture and the history of art, copying them as finely rendered drawings. In doing so, he frees the images from the restraints of mechanical reproduction and introduces them into the domain of the handmade. In Untitled (2006), Flores has made a pencil drawing of a photograph of miners, and extended it with additional painted panels, creating a dynamic frame for the original picture.