Travailaux . CMYK Four Colour Seperation on Somerset Satin 300gsm 76cm X 56cm
In this abstract works, interest lay in the artistic momentum of filtering, levelling and balancing out the pictorial qualities of painted material with digital processes. Using hand painted and silkscreened surfaces, outlines of pourings and subsequent layering’s of thick paint, these textures and ‘pools’ are then photographed using a hi resolution Leica camera. Working material is then collaged and designed digitally. The approach is a form of sampling, importing or reconfiguring. Final prints are then achieved through treatment in both digital conversion and CMYK colour half tone four colour separation silkscreen technique, consisting of large printed works which are visually complex and often cartographic in form.
EnRoute. Four Colour Separation on Somerset Satin 300gsm 76cm X 56cm
Other strong hues in the form of rectangles, squares and shadows blend and bleed boldly from one part of a print to the next, creating a relief affect in the process. The vibrancy of the colour used demands attention from the viewer. It expresses a concern with making sure each piece is balanced, both proportionally and colour wise. It is important to be able to make sense of the chaos, for it not to completely overpower the print in a non-meaningful way. There is an extraction of abstract patterns, decorative order out of ornamental overload. Synthetic colours, scale and project themselves from various painterly shapes and arabesques. Various marks and motifs float in a flattened, shallow foreground space. Brushstrokes vary in terms of perceived speed, temperature, and body.
History Of A Kiss
History Of A Kiss. Four Colour Separation on Somerset Satin 300gsm 76cm X 56cm
There is an interest in detail and stylistic contrast, the energy of the print coming from the injection of colour that the works display. They are art presented through distorted expressions, the dynamic of movement across a shallow screen rather than the construction of inventive space. There is the feel of a landscape, a vertical layering of features which enables a reference to landscape whilst maintaining a fairly all-over composition.