Location: Lincoln

For Decimal Place, I’ve returned to an ongoing project ‘A life spent trying to find something’, focusing on a building I’ve probably walked past but had never noticed – evoking feelings of nostalgia for times that never really existed in the first place

About
Decimal Place June 2023.

A life spent trying to find something.

Marc Renshaw

I like to hang around service stations and sit, think, draw and dream of a lucrative life as an artist.

Many of my images reference motorways, service stations, business parks and places of transition.

I’m inspired by places that aren’t traditionally viewed as holiday destinations in themselves. For me, these non-places represent spaces of escapism, where one can be another anonymous face in the crowd....

...and then the weight of reality.

Harassed and tired staff, litter, a retired hedge fund manager sits in an end toilet cubicle and cries quietly, pondering their faded youth. Resigned thirty-something parents losing the will as Jade and Jaden run round and round and round the Costa Carousel.

For Decimal Place, I’ve returned to an ongoing project ‘A life spent trying to find something’, focusing on a building I’ve probably walked past but had never noticed – evoking feelings of nostalgia for times that never really existed in the first place. The travels along Burton Road Lincoln using Google maps have given me the strange sense of familiarity – synonymous with so many online experiences. I am trying to find optimism in the greyness. Hints of light break through the all encompassing gloom of the capitalist skies.

A simple metal print specific to the location rests quietly in the front window space throughout the month of June. An animated drawing which will feature on a Weird Garden evening – the in-house monthly event showcasing live experimental music and sound art.