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Royal Mail :V1 Excepted into the Royal Academy Summer Show.

I am very happy to update that my popular woodcut Royal Mail: V1 has been excepted into the Royal Academy Summer Show. This is a first for me and after going to the RA for VarnishingDay I can say it is a truly inspiring show, with amazing paintings including one from Anselm Keifer and prints from Dine, Baumgartner, Yuasa, Stibbon, Ackroyd and many more in the same room as mine! Very Pleased.

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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.

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John Lynch Exhibition 07 Places We Go jo Hounsome Photography


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Icon Print in Auction for Syria Children’s Relief Fund, At the Farm pub in St Werburgs, Bristol

My  Framed Icon Print completed for my final MA show ,Modern Icons, is now up for grabs at the auction to raise money for  Syria children fund. This is a great opportunity to buy this rare print (in edition of only 6) and all the money will go to helping support children living in the Syrian crisis. There are also other pieces of work by Bristol artists Emma Caton, Rowdy, Andy Council and many others. The final closing date for the auction is the 5th December.

If you can get down to the Farm pub in St Werburgs, Bristol you’ll be able to not only grab a piece of art at a great price but also make a possitive difference to the lives of Children in Syria.

Edition of 7


Icon: Lin0 Cut, Digital print and Flock Velvet. ed6

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Royal Mail: V1


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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Survival of over one year exposure to the Elements,

This Proof on Newsprint was fly posted to a flaking wooden panel wall outside over a year ago for the purpose of collecting imagery which I could use for my final show on the MA at UWE, Having a mild to large obsession with crumbling flaking urban surfaces I was so happy to pass this the other day and find the the proof had naturally become part of this urban history tracing the effects of weather and existence on the surfaces of the urban landscape  and mapping out its own history. The work which  was once imposed onto the surface of the wall has now fully integrated itself with it. Not only am I extremely happy with this but I am also extremely surprised that the poster has managed to last this long.

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I have recently created a photo fit block in true Crime Watch UK style, which collages different paintings of the image of Jesus, the portrait is finished with a double ended teddy boy quiff taken from a commercial fashion image, It has the essence of something like big brother from 1984. I think I’ll try to do the same with this image.

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Cupola Gallery, Monomania, Sheffield

It’s very lovely to be able to present some of my work in one of my home towns! the Monomania exhibition at the Cupola gallery opens tonight and will be up until the 25th April, so if your in or around Sheffield Drop by and check it out.

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Blink And You’ll Miss It

Following the solo show of my Modern Icon prints at South Hill Park arts centre, the work will be returning to Bristol for a pop-up exhibition at the island art space, nelson st, Bristol. The show will open on the 23rd November at 6:00 and be open for the weekend only. There will also be printed items such as Bags, T-towels, and xmas Stockings at the Cube cinema Christmas Market on the 25th.

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My next exhibit…

My next exhibition will be at South Hill Art Centre in Bracknell the the preview is on the 7th September. It’s a lovely space and you will be able to see a collection of my new works on display. 

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