About Mark Cowden
It turns out there are several people called Mark Cowden involved in the creative fields, this one is an artist & photographer, who lives in the very scenic South Island of New Zealand.
Mark enjoys travelling to new places, whether they be just down the road, or half way across the world. One of the advantages of living in New Zealand is because everywhere it is so far away it means long distance travel is just normal for us so we – just do it.
Mark works across a range of artistic media from kinetic and optical art through to photography. He likes to explore the increasingly blurred boundaries between design, traditional art, photography,and technology. He is constantly experimenting and often mixes materials & techniques from the various disciplines to create his work.
Mark is particularly fascinated by the relationship between: the artist, the artwork, and the viewer. What the artist sees and what the viewer sees are separated by time, geography, culture, personal perspective, and in the case of Mark’s Multiplanes even the angle the artwork is viewed effects this relationship. While Mark has not formally been trained in art and photography, he has worked for many years in marketing and advertising, and his work has been featured and published throughout the world on behalf of his various clients.
The world renowned qualities of the landscape and light of the South Island have been huge visual influences for him. Mark loves to travel with his camera, seeking inspiration in new lands, and he is lucky to have visited many places from Alaska to Antarctica, and a lot in between. However returning home he is always reminded of the purity of light and the power of the NZ landscape that so many of us take for granted.