‘Verdant’ by Alastair Keady
Five layer faux process screen print on deckled edge 285gsm Fabriano Rosaspina White. 470 x 470mm. Edition of 18.
About the Piece
'Verdant' is another piece in my collection of AI Trees series. These are the result of describing a pictorial scenario to an AI image generator, iterating and modifying the outcomes until something magic happens, and then taking that into the analogue process of hand screen print, after reworking the composite process layers into something new. The luminous RGB gamut is translated into fluoro inks, and the image manipulated to best suit screen print reproduction. The goal here, is to create a composition, and textural qualities that are difficult to assign to a particular technique or process. The resulting ambiguous outcomes are abstract, but anything but arbitrary. Layers of shifting fluoro-amplified green ink are built up to create a carefully crafted alien Rorschach, but made of re-imagined foliage.
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. 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 An Post Standard Postage. For details on shipping and returns click here. Please note colours may vary between computer screens.