'Paternoster’ (Blue and Pink) by Alastair Keady

'Paternoster’ (Blue and Pink) by Alastair Keady

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'Paternoster’ (Blue and Pink) by Alastair Keady

400 x 572mm
6 hand pulled inks on 330gsm G.F Smith Naturalis paper.
Edition of 3. Numbered and signed by the artist

About the Piece
Paternoster is a further exploration of modular squares-to-circles compositions, as well as an attempt to bring an organic textural imperfection to geometric forms. Vibrant hard-edged graphic colours are built up, and then subverted with textural overlays – partially from the use of blocked screens, with the detriatus of previous pieces informing the new. I changed my mind twice as to the orientation of these pieces, but having lived with a framed version for a while, I’ve opted to go top-heavy. The print is intended to be float mounted in an A2 box frame, but YMMV.

The piece is named for those open-access lifts – a retro futures technology, which has mainly passed into history. I love the optimism of the things, and they find an echo in the forms leaving the confines of one end of the printed page, and entering on the opposite side. The texture on the top left-hand semicircle is accidental – the two inks didn’t get on when layered. But I felt it was entirely in place for the imperfect textural nature of the pieces. It’s a feature, not a bug!

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.