My studio practice is centered on creating prints that explore architectural sites and forms that exist as “built”/“unbuilt” (physical and imagined) constructions. The core of the work is developing a connection between the material and the non-material by exploring phenomenological aspects of experiential space combined with a “hidden history” and intimating a sense of place. I am intrigued by the intersection of depicting something intangible with the physicality of the printed image. The materials and processes of printmaking are central to the development of my imagery and concepts.
John-Mark Schlink received a B.A. in Studio Art from Hamline University and an M.F.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He teaches Printmaking and Drawing at Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.