Mark Bovey examines the world through the lens of printed histories and through the many forms of expression the medium offers, from the directness of a carved relief block to the refined output of the computer matrix. He teaches from the perspective of the mediums expressive and theoretical potential, with initial emphasis on learning the skills in introductory courses. Senior level students are encouraged to explore context, theory and more complex formal outcomes as they develop a personal language through printmaking.
Whether working with traditional means or new media installation, the printing matrix provides a way of collapsing time as he explores ideas of information entropy, restoration, transfer, deferral and recombination. His research interests explore spaces that exist in the “between”. Common topics include the history of relationships such as scientific and spiritual, individual and universal, real/imaged and simulated all of which are integrated into visual forms that the viewer is invited to traverse.