’Sugar Town – I’
1000 x 350mm
11 hand pulled mono-print layers on 300gsm Torino Tactile Cream paper.
Edition of 8
About the Piece
The first of a pair of large landscape pieces that celebrate the painterly possibilities of screen print. The process applied in creating these is a hybrid one, involving initial artwork composition on digital tablet, then using near pairs of painted inks with paintbrushes within those screens, and modifying the proportions of acrylic base to adjust translucency of the layers to build up painted-like qualities to the elements. The initial inspiration was the large landscape mural by William Scott in the Altnagelvin hospital in Derry. The loose arrangement of simple/geometric forms, and the horizontal rhythm of alternating brash and subtle shifts in the ‘landscape’ of the canvas. The name is shamelessly stolen form the 1966 Nancy Sinatra pop number, with it’s ode to LSD on sugar cubes. The palette had evolved into confectionary territory, so I just went with the flow. Each print is unique, with different quality of brushstroke and ink mixes.
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.