Inspired by my residency at Artist Proof Studios last year I have been developing a new body of works using the Watercolour Monotype process. Repeated printing - involving a careful process of registration - enables me to evolve a delicately painted layering of accumulative marks in works that reflect upon change.
Mostly large-scale works made by running a flat surface painted with lithographic ink through an etching press. All works are once-off images owing to the nature of the print technique.
A collaboration with printmaster, Sara Verity, at Artist Proof Studios, Johanneburg. My first introduction to Watercolour monotypes and an experimental lino cut inspired by aerial views of Southern African landscapes I’ve visited.
Small, affordable watercolour works done in studio down time.
A traditional Japanese printing technique dating from the 1800s where ink is applied directly to a fish.
A selection of experimental prints made on a one month residency in Japan (May 2014). My first introduction to Mokuhanga printing.
‘Wake’ is a work in progress that emerged from a fascination with the carved wooden matrix of the woodblock. The work seeks to emulate an existing wooden floor that is carved to evoke the gentle wake of an ocean wave at the point at which it begins to retreat back down the sandy shore - a moment that has for me always resonated with a living being, breathing.
A maquette of the work was first exhibited at Commune 1 Gallery’s group show ‘Salvo’ in Cape Town 2012.
This print series is an ongoing project since March 2012. The prints are editioned only by the date of their printing and are freely distributed on public walls, in friends’ homes and exhibition sites that hold some significance to me. It attempts to define a new engagement with an audience, often unsuspecting, and has proven to be both a challenging and rewarding experience for both me and the viewers I have spoken to. Born of a desire to transgress an often alienating street environment, this project seeks both to travel and to forge a different connection with the often transitory viewers and inhabitants of urban spaces.
A combination relief and intaglio print series
incorporating an etched linocut technique.
Experimental prints exhibited on ‘Salvo’ at Commune 1 Gallery.
A three-tone lithographic print installation with sound component.
Submitted as part of MFA exhibition, re-installed at Commune 1 Gallery
and Michaelis Galleries Masters Grad Show.
Audio Component - Cicadas
Lacan’s Mirror at Michaelis Galleries - installation views
Large scale relief and monotype print works
submitted in partial fulfillment of an MFA awarded in June 2011.
June to August 2010
A project curated by Andrew Lamprecht at Salon 91 Gallery (Cape Town)
in conjunction with the Tretchikoff Foundation. See Press
Participating artists: Wayne Barker, Barend de Wet, Lyndi Sales, Niklas Zimmer, Andrew Sutherland, Natasha Norman, David Scadden, Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi, William Martin, Daniel Ting Chong, Lorenzo Nassimbeni, Ed Young, Jane Eppel and Nic Bladen.
A photographic series reflecting on Renaissance allegories in painting.
Produced in studio with a volunteer crew. Models sourced from among
my friends in Cape Town.
A digital print series with images sourced and archived from
various glossy magazine images available at the time. The works
are composed as a prophetic pop culture tarot pack.
Submitted in partial fulfillment of an Honours BA degree in Fine Art.
Exhibited at the Bell-Roberts Gallery, Cape Town.