ABSTRACT COLLAGES OF COLORFUL INTANGIBILITY

BY: ANGELIKA OGROCKA, PHOTOS: MARK LOVEJOY

ALPINE 29.8.2016

ART

Mark Lovejoy is an untypical photographer: he captures transient phenomena with his lens - and we do not mean the changing of nature here. The artist, working in his studio in Alpine, Texas, records the process of mixing & drying commercial printing inks.
He came up with the idea while working as a pressman in a printing house for many years mixing inks for offset presses. In order to create perfect and at the same time surrealistic patterns, he experiments with mixing various liquids such as oil, pigments and wax, and carefully lights the results in his studio giving an impression of using different textures. The idea behind the project is not the presentation of a final result, but of the very process of colour mixing. The artist creates a visual diary online: publishing selected work on his website almost every day. www.marklovejoydotcom.com