Using traditional hand-cut printing techniques as a starting point, Sean Caulfield’s work blurs boundaries between the biological and the technological, and visions of the past and future. Caulfield is a Centennial Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB, Canada. With his traditional woodblock and linocut printing techniques, drawings, installations and artist books, Caulfield explores the impact of technological advances on the environment and our bodies, looking to both the past and the future. Specifically, he is interested in creating visual images that blur boundaries between the biological and the technological, the organic and the mechanical, challenging viewers to consider the implications of this merging.
Sean Caulfield holds an MFA from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB and his Manning Hall Commission, The Flood, will be on view at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, AB from February 6 – August 14, 2016.