Planting a Kiss: Rodolfo Paras-Perez and the Woodcut’s Retrieval
Abstract Using Rodolfo Paras-Perez’s print practice and scholarship, this essay illustrates how the notion of the kiss came to be the artistic and transmissive device for the woodcut’s revival in Manila. Reflecting on the trope of the kiss in its capacity to operate pictorial lineage, two woodcut works by Paras-Perez (Kiss, 1962 and Florante at […]
Forward Broadcast: Conversation with Sue Baker Kenton
Rebecca Partridge: We are at Leicester Print Workshop in the run up to Forward Broadcast, an exhibition of prints which you have largely made here in the workshop. Could you describe the work and the installation? Sue Baker Kenton: The installation comprises of two walls that face each other: on one side is an array […]
Wo(rk)manship: Transforming reduction into tessellating multi-block relief prints
ABSTRACT This article documents practice-led research from the artist’s position as print ‘maker’ within contemporary craft. The methodology embodies David Pye’s first-hand account of the workmanship of risk. The project integrates Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling to overcome process limitations; to realise scalable complex multi-block relief prints and to allow further exploration in colour printing. The report […]
On Marlene MacCallum’s Shadow
Abstract On Marlene MacCallum’s ‘Shadow’ is an interpretative essay which examines the interlocked themes of impermanence and mortality running through the three separate cantos comprising the work. In the analysis presented by this essay, it is suggested that each of the three cantos utilizes linked aesthetic and conceptual strategies to investigate the tensions and interconnections […]
This is a Language Warning!
Introduction “To be brought up with a language, be it Welsh or any other minority language, is to share a sense of close fellowship with other speakers of that language. To have an almost ‘hidden history’ of allusion and collective memory. To understand, as one grows older, the fragility of that culture and to feel […]
…for there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men Herman Melville, Moby Dick Here in Goya is the beginning of our modern anarchy Bernard Berenson, after a visit to the Prado in 1932 Los Desastres de la Guerra Goya completed Los Desastres de […]
‘In Praise of Shadows’ by Jun’ichiro Tanizaki:A reflection on two contemporary artists, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Rebecca Salter, with relation to Aiu Kitayama Yamazaki’s contemporary print practice.
Abstract According to the Japanese novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki, beauty exists in shadows because darkness inspires beholders. ‘We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows’ (Tanizaki, 2001, p.61). Two contemporary artists who engage in prints, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Rebecca Salter, are both influenced by Japanese culture and Western art education, […]