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Black Grid 20.04, 2020

$950

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Description

22 unique prints assembled on 23”x 24” archival board Ink on Red River Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag Edition 1/1 Black Grid was developed as a natural off shoot of my main project Residual Ink Drawings. Using the configuration of the grid -a long-standing metaphor for stability and order- I consider qualities of balance while seeking order amid randomness. I play with the grid and its structuring armature to display a kind of controlled anxiety while attempting to expose the inherit contradictions of doing so. To make these pictures I use a printmaker’s brayer to apply reclaimed black ink from discarded ink jet cartridges directly onto photo gloss paper. These original hand-made pictures or drawings are then reproduced using digital technologies and an inkjet printer. The resulting photographs are then assembled along with the original source picture in a grid, considering a system which varies from work to work. The copy is never perfect and when placed beside the original, the slippage becomes apparent. I invite the viewer to examine the difference between the sensibility of touch and that which is derived from pixels and codes.

Artfare code
2ZZR3
Available for pickup
Yes
Medium

ink on paper | collage | photography | drawing

Details

24.00 x 23.00 x 0.50 in | 60.96 x 58.42 x 1.27 cm

Artwork location
Rita Maas

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