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Lot 53: Mark Johnsen, Re-paved Parking lot *16

Lot 53: Mark Johnsen, Re-paved Parking lot *16

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Lot 53 - BEST IN PRINT AWARD WINNER - Sponsored by Assurart
Mark Johnsen
Re-paved Parking lot *16
2020
Lithograph, monotype and screenprint
Edition 1/1
38" x 26"
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Statement
Mark’s practice centers on exploring the possibilities of the unique hand-pulled print in an era of digital reproduction. Through studies of material exploration, traditional and non-traditional printing techniques: Mark works to capture gestural and representational time stamps as a record of living through a creative process. Though his subject matter is eternally in flux; it’s dictated by a hyper-awareness of his immediate surroundings. Navigating the world by cycling, skateboarding, and walking has provided an opportunistic vantage point that has invited a more physical and sensorial relationship to his surroundings. These experiences are gathered (sometimes in the forms of objects, gestures, or photographic references) and later translated into print form by his preferred tools of reproduction: paper, ink, and the printing press. Found objects, depictions of temporary spaces, and invisible gestures inherent to the production of printing shift in focus or overlap in each series he produces. All a testament to a living record, the hand-pulled unique print.