I use detailed imagery and dynamic lighting to lure viewers into a narrative world of my construction. Mezzotint is my primary medium and follows the rich history of printmaking for broadcasting socially relevant content. My work imagines a future version of earth where the familiar environment has been eclipsed by engineered ecosystems and mechanical creations that have run amok.
Central to this fiction are colonies of micro-robots called Auxons. The joyous and curious nature of these ‘creatures’ plays counterpoint to more serious themes. Auxons are the entry point for understanding the conditions that have produced them and the world they have inherited.
Douglas Bosley graduated from Western Washington University in 2009 with a bachelor’s of fine arts in printmaking an MFA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012. His work has been included in numerous shows nationally and internationally in Australia, China, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. He is the recipient of an Illustrator of the Future award and was awarded first place in the National Society of Arts and Letters National Competition in Printmaking for 2013. In addition, his work is held by several collections including the Southern Graphics Council Print Collection and Archives and the Wisconsin Union Art Collection.