Mark Bovey

"My practice involves actively seeking resonant images in the ocean of printed documents shared between cultures over the past 600+ years. The image fragments are simultaneously technology, evidence of discovery and time markers. What I do is reinserted them back into a printing matrix (digital or analog). The reintroduction into a new relative context makes them new, part a field of possibilities for the viewer to traverse. I see these compositions as fields of visual anthropological inquiry where new themes or potential meanings can be found in a recombine.

The challenge is to invite speculation through formal or aesthetic play. I often weave personal fragments with universal referents often from readymade sources. I hope that the images together embody a complex array of possibilities where the viewer is enticed to locate meaning. In the new arrangements a representation of the complex nature of the contemporary condition is intended to be felt. Time is spanned, triangulated or collapsed, the images mingle.”

Wunderkammer - Ledge_ Suite 2015, pigmented inkjet from a digital matrix,
89X120 cm