A collection of eight very early works on paper (monoprints) have come up for sale. They were all made between 1992-3 and formed a major part of my MA printmaking degree.
Although they have an abstract flavour, there is an obvious reference to an imagined landscape. The dramatic compositions and rich colours were inspired by my travels around Mexico, while the wide, open seascapes reflect Fred Sands painting’s who was a friend and mentor to me.
It was an extremely important time for me because without these commissions I would not have been able to develop into the artist I am today. I was living, studying and working in London at the time and wondering what my future held and what kind of artwork I wanted to create.
I hope you find them interesting.
Defintion of a Monoprint.
‘A monoprint is a single impression of an image made from a reprintable block. Such as a metal plate used for etching, a litho stone or wood block. Rather than printing an edition of multiple copies of a single image, only one impression may be produced, either by painting or making a collage on the block. Etching plates may also be inked in a way that is expressive and unique in the strict sense, in that the image cannot be reproduced exactly. Monoprints may also involve elements that change, where the artist reworks the image in between impressions or after printing so that no two prints are absolutely identical. Monoprints may include collage, hand-painted additions, and a form of tracing by which thick ink is laid down on a table, paper is placed on top and is then drawn on, transferring the ink onto the paper. Monoprints can also be made by altering the type, color, and pressure of the ink used to create different prints.
Monoprints are known as the most painterly method among the printmaking techniques; it is essentially a printed painting. The characteristic of this method is that no two prints are alike. The beauty of this medium is also in its spontaneity and its combination of printmaking, painting and drawing media.’ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monoprinting
Each work is a “Monoprint”. Using a lithography printing press I transferred ink from a steel plate to the paper. These are the originals and no copies exist.
Each work is on paper.
Paper size 56cmx76cm (22inchx30inch)
Frame size 76cmx96cm (30inchx38inch)
Price for each work £700.00
Whole set £5000.00
The works were not created as a set and so I am willing to sell them separately.
Nicholas Romeril 07797759867