‘Yoke’ (Gold and Screened Gilding) by Alastair Keady
‘Yoke’ (Gold and Screened Gilding) by Alastair Keady
‘Yoke’ (Gold and Screened Gilding) by Alastair Keady
‘Yoke’ (Gold and Screened Gilding) by Alastair Keady

‘Yoke’ (Gold and Screened Gilding) by Alastair Keady

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‘Yoke’
Gold and screened gilding

420 x 594mm
5 hand pulled inks plus faux gold gilding on 300gsm Ancona 21 paper.
Edition of 8
Numbered and signed by the artist

About the Piece
Yoke is a response to the quality of ink on this Ancona paper. The ink tends to sit n the surface, and consequently develops a tactility when layered. I was interested in exploring the translucency of metallic layers with opaque underlays, and building painterly stokes as tactile elements. It’s also another opportunity to work with squares and circles, which is an ongoing formal playground for my pieces.

This version uses a halftone screened gild on top of the printed gold, so there’s various tonal shifts as the light moves over it, or as you move around it.

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.

Framing
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.