Jill & Gill
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" Formation "
Limited Edition Screen Prints
50 x 70cm
Material & Technique:
Colour screen print on 300gsm Artisio Fabriano with hand deckled edges, hand painted touches using pure pigment ink,
mono-printed and spray painted layers using water-based inks.
A collection of work inspired by movement and expressed kinetically in illustration.
The work, a series of 5 limited edition prints and 3 one-off window installation pieces
illustrated and hand printed with a multitude of mono printed layers and finished with hand-painted touches
One of six artists selected by Creative Director John Redmond,
Jill & Gill took over a Brown Thomas windows and gallery space within the store over a six week period.
The window installation pushed our own boundaries with regards our ability to print on a large scale
and open our minds to the possibilities of exploring the synergy of our work, illustration,
and print in different scales going forward.
The larger pieces used in the installation of the window, measuring 2X1 Meter were assertive and told a story,
they held a dynamic aesthetic floating within the space and framed by the window
they were constantly surrounded by thousands of people walking past every day.
Ironically what we had set out to achieve within the work aesthetically was not fully achieved
until it was hanging in the window, these figures frozen in movement, while the space around them moved,
shadows dropped and the day turned into night gave the work a stronger visual representation then we had hoped.
Translating these larger than life prints into editions gave room to perfect and define the print process
but never the less keep the vibrant dynamic that was achieved in the larger pieces.
As smaller editioned prints 70 x 50cm the illustrations and print bounces from edge to edge
with sharp hand-painted pigment drawing your attention to the shapes reflecting,
defining and sometimes conflicting with the human form.
As a collection of work or as individual prints a story is being told,
emotion is felt for the viewer, movement is traced, and a vibrant energy is amitted.