'Clouds in My Coffee' by Alastair Keady
1400 x 1010mm screen monoprint diptych. Four and three layers respectively, on 290gsm Sirio Arancio and 250gsm black papers. Hand cut paper stencils used as masks for the monoprinted sections. Orange, black, rust brown, and gold. Edition of two unique pieces.
About the Piece
Following on from the formal studies of conjoining square and circular motifs in the ‘Module’ pieces. This piece is looser, more painterly, and has a defined compositional arrangement. It’s also considerably larger! The process is resolutely exploratory, somewhere in the crossover of print/painting/collage, embraces the consequent accidents and inconsistencies of the handmade, and allows a generous scale that brings the interplay of colour and tone to the fore.
The title comes from the rusty brown semi-circle with lighter brush marks, and the fact that Carly Simon’s ‘You’re so vain’ was in my playlist, and head, while I was working on 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.
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.