'Orbs – 1' by Alastair Keady
4 colour hand-pulled screen print with gold gilding
210 x 297mm / on 260gsm Woodstock Grigio paper. Edition of 25, signed and numbered by the artist.
About the Project
"Prompted by the biennial International Miniature Print competition in the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, in Connecticut, I’ve opted to use screen print at a new small scale for me. The rules of the competition restrict prints to a maximum of two inches squared, but not necessarily square. I decided to have three pieces with a 2 x 2″ dimension, and then an additional three with printed area equivalent, but with elements cut into, and extending out of, the square format.
"As it turns out, the rules consider unprinted voids in the artwork area as part of the printed area, so my final three pieces won’t make the competition.
"Four cool grey or grey-blue colours sit on a warm grey stock, and compliment the warmth of the gold gilded element. Each composition is a stage in a choreographed interplay of circles and squares."
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.
Shipping and Returns
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