'Token of Esteem' by Alastair Keady
5 colour hand-pulled screen print, one gloss and faux gold gilding.
500 x 700mm / on 290gsm Fabriano Tiepolo paper with deckled edges.
Edition of 10, signed and numbered by the artist.
About the Project
These sprang from my work on wood panels, where the forms butted up against the edges of the panels. I wanted to do a companion edition, but with the composition floating within a space. I also wanted to explore the combination of relatively loose gestural lines within a tight geometric composition, with subtle tonal shifts. The combination of teal/green and gold got me thinking of the visual language of currency, and the title arrived as a play on that. The gilded form is a mixture of faux gold leaf and bronzed powder gold pigment, and has a lot of textural interest on it’s own. Intended to be float mounted in a larger frame, but can equally be trimmed to mount in a 70 x 50 cm frame.
About the Artist
Alastair is a graphic design graduate of NCAD and the Royal College of Art. He’s worked as a designer, and design educator, for far too long to dwell on. Interested in process and materiality in printmaking, he’s previously worked in letterpress, but returned to screen printing in 2017.
Often found devising an image-making technique, and then discovering ways to undermine, abuse, and subvert it. Loves a happy accident. Disinterested in rigorous adherence to consistency in a world of perfect reproduction. Which is convenient.
Frames can be purchased through Damn Fine Print in black, white and natural wooden finishes, here. Frames are available for collection only. Bespoke framing is also available. Please note framed orders must be collected from the store and can't be shipped.
Shipping and Returns
This print is sold unframed securely packaged in a cardboard tube, sent via courier in Ireland and An Post Standard Postage internationally. For details on shipping and returns click here. Please note colours may vary between computer screens.