Myself and fellow printmaker have started an exciting new project which looks at ways a print can be created through one instant moment or sudden impact and still speaks volumes about print in contemporary culture. The first set of prints look at the impact of shotgun blasts on shuttering ply, The work is created by a combination of relief and intaglio methods and uses bright playful colours, to convey an abstract woodcut that resembles flags in their iconic simplicity. The prints are treated more like paintings and each print is a one off.
I’m Extremely happy to blog post this time as yesterday evening I received a telephone call from the Royal Birmingham Society of the Arts of which I have two diptychs on display for the print biennial.
The Phone call was from the curator of the exhibition and he cut straight to the point that Nancy Campbell (Editor of Printmaking today) has chosen My two piece Royal Mail:V2 to be awarded top prize for the Print Biennial. Naturally I’m extremely honoured and delighted about this and when asked if I would be attending the award ceremony I was already booking the B&B for a little holiday in Birmingham.
If you are in Birmingham do pop down to see the print Biennial and also from the RBSA there is a sculpture trail going on.
More info at this Link RBSA Print Biennial.
I am very happy to update that my popular woodcut Royal Mail: V1 has been excepted into the Royal Academy Summer Show. This is a first for me and after going to the RA for VarnishingDay I can say it is a truly inspiring show, with amazing paintings including one from Anselm Keifer and prints from Dine, Baumgartner, Yuasa, Stibbon, Ackroyd and many more in the same room as mine! Very Pleased.