I visited the annual exhibition of work from the Society of Wood Engravers at Bankside Gallery this week – if you are interested in printmaking you have till tomorrow to see this exhibition.
Here are my favourite three prints from the exhibition in no particular order – it’s always the birds that get my attention time and time again. Click on the images to be taken to the artists’ websites.
Julian Witts, ‘Black Grouse’, Black & White Woodcut.
Peter Brown, ‘The Stalker’, Linocut
Rosamund Fowler, ‘Cherry Blossom’, Wood Engraving
Last weekend for the Art Hub Print Open exhibition at Art Hub Gallery in Deptford.
The gallery is a 15min walk from Greenwich Market, I recommend doing both! Have a look on this map https://goo.gl/maps/HHwTapfKi8z
Ever wondered what I look like? Well here I am on the private view night with my two colourful Alhambra linocuts.
I’m really excited to have two of my linocut prints on the Alhambra selected for display in Art Hub Print Open exhibition at Art Hub Gallery in Deptford. Roll on opening night!
Sometimes too much choice can be a bad thing; it can paralyze you and then the opportunity is missed. Living in London I am so lucky with the variety of art exhibitions available at any given time; so many. I make a mental note to go to this one and that one and oh, don’t forget that other one; and before I know it they have closed. Ah thankfully there is the worldwide web, I can experience partially what I have missed. One that got away was Gert & Uwe Tobias at The Whitechapel Gallery.
My particular interest is in their collaborative woodcuts and collage pieces; often on quite a large scale for a woodcut. Their image making is vibrant, bold, thought-provoking, and sometimes refuses to be pinned-down. They flow though figurative to abstract in one piece, yet the image as a whole retains a strong identity.
Below an interveiw introducing the exhibition of Gert and Uwe Tobias; and some of my favourites from their work.
Video – Introduction to Gert & Uwe Tobias
© Gert & Uwe Tobias Untitled 2012; Whitechapel Gallery
© Gert & Uwe Tobias Untitled 2012, Whitechapel Gallery
© Gert & Uwe Tobias
© Gert & Uwe Tobias