The Mark Manning 'Z And The Bear' Exhibition

By: Tiana Reid - Jun 12, 2010   Updated: Aug 3 2011
References: l-13.org & dazeddigital
The Mark Manning 'Z And The Bear' exhibition at the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop draws heavy influence from Alfred Bestall's 'Rupert Bear' tales.

When asked why he wanted to create an evocation of illustrator and author Bestall's classic comic strips, Mark Manning says, "I was getting old... That's what it's all about really. I didn't want to recapture my youth. I just wanted express it," and Manning's large-scale paintings do just that.

Implications - As consumers are getting older, they're looking for ways to express their youthful livelihood in spite of their physical age. Corporations may cater to this demographic by releasing products which evoke the kinds of activities that particular demographics often partook in as youths.