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New Relief Prints

Finally I’ve got round to posting some of the lovely photo’s of my new woodcut prints onto the blog, these where created this year and will be exhibited at Spike Print Open and New Mills Arts weekend in May.More postings to come in regards to more exhibitions coming up.

Also I’ll be running a summer season of screen printing workshops from June- August at the Island Art Space so, If you fancy learning a range of screen printing skills get in touch (via the contacts tab on my home page).

In the mean time please enjoy these lovely documentations of my work.  Photos Taken By Jo Hounsome Photography.

Please Click on the image to be taken to the Gallery.

John Lynch Exhibition 07 Places We Go jo Hounsome Photography

 

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Royal Mail: V1

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I’ve been developing my woodcut methods whilst under the Peter Reddick Bursary at Spike Print Studio and have recently spent quite a lot of time on Royal Mail:V1 it is a four colour separation woodblock print in which I used four blocks, Black, Yellow, Blue, and Red to create all the colours. I used Kento registration to get really good accuracy. The piece of work is inspired by a postcard of East Berlin from the 1950’s in which a new Utopian dream is offered, However in Royal Mail, the image is offered in similar colours but it shows the concrete skeleton of the former Royal Mail centre behind Temple meads train station in Bristol, The building stands in a perpetual state of limbo and has done since I’ve lived in Bristol. Too much to knock down and Too much to renovate and utterly useless beyond it’s own iconic presence.

The Print is a departure from reduction cuts and is the beginning of a new body of woodcut works depicting a kind of poetry in concrete, I’ve given the body the rather tacky title of Concrete Emotions, which a friend of mine told me sounds like a 90s Soft Metal band. I found this rather amusing, Look out for more 4 colour wood block prints from me coming in good time.

This print will be for sale in the final volume of The Print Shop in Bristol, so if you’d like to see it up close thats where it is. If you would like to order one please email me at johnjosephlynch@hotmail.com, the print is a very limited edition of 10, and I will be creating some different variation editions. The V1 stands for Version 1.

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Peter Reddick Bursary Update.

Ok so I have now added some of the work I have been making at spike studio for the first part of my bursary. I have been developing my practice using wood cut reduction and multi block reduction relief work. I am pleased with the results so far and I’m now taking the combined multi block reduction method into development. I have prepared a block with interchangeable sections and have also started experimenting with found objects and blocks working towards a less contained more free form of relief printing. So far it’s been ace to work at Spike Print studio and the facilities, staff and members there are really great! You can click the picture to see the rest of the new work or go to the relief printing tab.

TA!

Arnos Vale Angel

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Modern Icons

I have recently finished an entire new body of work which is currently on display at the UWE MA Multidisciplinary printmaking show at Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol.

The work is a multi media print experience based on the conception of synthesised icons in a modern day context, I shall be publishing my MA journal online soon so look out for that for in depth descriptions of the work.

The work for the show consists of: Colour reduction relief print, Digital giclee print, Flock, Screen print, Photo etching onto plaster, etched enameled copper work, and the use of found objects. it was all created between November 2011 and completed by May 2012.

Please Click on the photo for a direct link to the Gallery.

Many Thanks.

2012

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Diptych

The Diptych Project is a collaboration between selected MA print artists and artists associated with Spike Print studio in Bristol. The diptych is a piece of art made up of two parts like a triptych but with only two parts to complete it. They have often been associated as a traveling altar and in many cases will have a hinge in the middle so they can close like a book.

The choice of artists was drawn out of a hat and I am working with the very talented Maxine Relton, Spike Print associate and RWA affiliate. We have decided to creatively destroy and adapt each others work using the postal service we have started to send eight small pieces back and forth and working on top of what the other has added.

We are working with themes of history and transformation as we both had a common interest in the way narrative can be held in a wall through the effect of time and the continuation of¬† applied surfaces and destroyed surface. That every space has a life, and story of it’s own.

The pieces are small however, at each stage we are scanning them in at a very high resolution and the final work will be enlarged with the use of high quality ink jet printer. These will be editioned in either digital or hand printed methods.

The Project is very exiting and has been a great chance to experiment with collage and printing and all finished work will be exhibited at Spike Island in December. Keep an eye out on these posts and see how the work develops and changes on the lead up to it’s deadline.