Rosie Marks (b. London, 1993) documents idle subjects as they focus on their day-to-day lives. Her subjects are engrossed in their worlds, her fascination with them usually left unrequited.

Marks’ voyeuristic eye allows for the absence of sentimentality, giving her the ability to capture the oddities amid human behaviour. Much of Marks’ work takes place in scenarios where people are their most free - teenagers at prom, couples on holiday or groups in Miami during Art Basel - are caught with such matter-of-fact that humour and humility occur at once, asserting or debunking assumptions of their idiosyncratic existences. She has created imagery and films for Bottega Veneta, Martine Rose, Ganni and Marc Jacobs. Marks also regularly contributes to The New York Times.

Marks published her first book in 2021, ‘08.14-10.19’, featuring 526 images taken over a five-year period between August 2014 and May 2019. Marks lives and works in London.

Books

2022
Pretty Hurts (Pretty Hurts)

Published by Kiko Kostadinov and Hysteric Glamour

2001
08.14-10.19

Published by DoBeDo

EXHIBITIONS

2020
Drawing a Blank

Exhibition in Paris

2018
Rosie Marks Soft Opening

Exhibition at Soft Opening, Piccadilly Circus Underground Station, London

2018
Drawing a Blank

Exhibition in Harlem, NY

2017
Drawing a Blank

Exhibition in Bermondsey, London

BOOKS

2022
W Magazine - Fifty Years Fifty Stories

By Sara Moonves, Published by Rizzoli

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