Marc is an interdisciplinary creative with an established track record of delivering ground breaking, provocative and risk taking projects. He has an acknowledged reputation as an accomplished artist and visionary site-responsive curator.
For the last ten years he has developed a number of more architecture-driven artworks; notably the location specific projects En Residencia and For Mountain, Sand & Sea, commissioned by Teatro de la Laboral and National Theatre Wales respectively. Each commission featured an array of international artists from differing disciplines who responded to the archive, artefacts and architecture of two very different sites: a former orphanage in Gijon, Northern Spain and the entire seaside town of Barmouth in North Wales.
Adain Avion, Wales' flagship project for the Cultural Olympiad was Rees’ most ambitious project to date. It brought his experience and aptitude as a curator, creator and enabler to the fore and introduced an innovative take on in-flight Entertainment via a transformed fuselage of a DC 9 aeroplane, which attracted 48000 during it's migration across Wales.
Robert is a painter, photographer, teacher, print-maker and horticulturalist working from a converted farm building on his small-holding in the depths of rural north Wales.
This rugged, rural environment informs and inspires much of Robert’s cross-media work, which focuses on the simple beauty of a chance-encountered moment in the landscape, garden and farm. His photographs draw on a deep, painterly experience and understanding of the subtle, changing influence of time and light on the natural world.
Having trained as a theater designer, his work refers to those traditions of period design and naturalistic still-life painting, creating images, that though digital, retain all of the nuanced beauty of northern-European romantic painting.