For a long time I have been thinking about producing a print using a mixture of screenprinting and giclee, however I have been slightly nervous about screenprinting errors! So it was brill when Mark suggested the collaboration when he came to look at mine and Twinkle Troughton's Mini Retrospective show last summer.
I made the original painting in 2011: 'I Wish' is a heartfelt statement about all the things I want my artwork to be, whilst at the same time acknowledging the impossibility and naivety of that. It's another motto or action statement akin to my ‘PaintStuff’ piece.
We decided to emphasize the text, by screenprinting a layer of varnish over just the words on the giclee print. It's a very subtle effect and shows when you look at it from different angles, so it isn't visible on the image below. I am more than pleased with the result, the edition was launched at the opening night of our 'Dreaming of a Black & White Christmas' exhibition at A-side B-side Gallery.
'I Wish' is a limited edition of 15
43.5 x 94cms
Giclee on German Etching with screenprinted varnish
If you are interested in purchasing one of these prints please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org