Mark Rumsey (US) is a visual artist who centers his work on social situations and spatial manipulations.
While in Messejana Mark develops a set of prints that are a continuation of a project centered on where nature and the built environment connect, or collide. This set of prints is an exploration of the town of Messejana. The built palette of the town was white, grey, and a bright blue that trimmed the majority of doorways and windows.
While working in the Creative Residency at Buinho in rural Messejana, Portugal Mark also produced a series of laser-cut images based on the Streets of Messejana. The images explore the relationship between the vernacular architecture of the town, the vast open sky, and points of interjection of modern amenities.