Created in 1997 by Mark Harvey and Nelda Street, Fluxion has evolved from a newsletter between friends into an infrequently published art journal about personal work, vision, and culture. Harvey alone continues the publication as time allows.
The term fluxion was first coined by Isaac Newton to describe something he could not find another word for: the rate of continuous change in variable quantities. Used to describe the complexity of turbulence within a system, fluxion felt like the perfect name for a magazine dedicated to artists sharing the ways they articulate the constant struggle to survive and still be creative in our lives.
The Fluxion journal also identifies with the Cultural Creative movement and the First Things First designers manifesto, whose values embrace a curiosity and concern for the world, its ecosystems, and its peoples; an awareness of and activism for peace, social justice, and personal responsibility; and an openness to self-actualization through means other than commercial consumerism.
The mission of Fluxion is to explore, chart, and critically reflect on the changing nature of personal vision, as navigated and integrated through life, culture, and work. We want to create a forum to share the unique ways people make and creatively express meaning in their lives.
About the Artist
Mark Harvey is a graphic designer, photographer, and self-publishing artist living in Los Angeles.
In addition to editing, designing and publishing the Fluxion art journal, Harvey is currently working as a freelance graphic designer and teaches Graphic Design at Pasadena City College, and at Glendale College, as well as offering digital photography and design workshops at Keystone artlab.
Harvey also maintains a studio at the Keystone Art Space in Glassell Park and is contributing member of Create LA– an educational arts charity dedicated to engaging youth in quality arts education programming; promoting the spread of specialized skill-sets from this generation of artisans to the next and to provide a community space for local business, recreation and arts to thrive.
Harvey is among the founding members of Pasadena photography arts, who are dedicated to the promotion of photographic arts in the Pasadena environs; encouraging and supporting established and emerging fine art, documentary and conceptual photographers through promotion, exhibitions, publications and educational programs.
He also belongs to numerous professional associations such as AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), College Arts Association, and the Society of Photographic Educators.
Originally from Hopewell, Virginia, Harvey studied Communication Arts and Design at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond VA from 1983 to 1987 with Phillip Meggs, and received an MFA in photography from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, with Will Larson, from 1993 to 1995.
Since moving to Los Angeles in 1995, Harvey has worked as the Art director for The Advocate magazine, Creative director for FotoFactory Press’s Fine Art editions, designed DVD packaging and theatrical movie posters with Kustom Creative for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Classics, MGM, Lions Gate Films, and others.
He co-founded Antebellum Gallery in Hollywood in 2005 with Rick Castro and was a co-curator/owner of that space from 2005-2006.
Harvey has also published two fine art books under the Fluxion Editions imprint: 13 Years of Bondage: the Photography of Rick Castro, in 2004 and Fellow Travelers: A Photographic Memoir by Mark Thompson in 2006.
The artist is also aspiring to become a PhD candidate (visual studies) at IDSVA at some point in the future.