20:20 Print Exchange

The sorting for the 20:20 Print Exchange is happening this week.  The 20:20 is a national print exchange organised by Hot Bed Press whereby printmakers from studios across the UK each submit an edition of 25 prints measuring 20cm x 20cm.  The prints are then sorted and each participant gets a random selection of prints back.  Last year over 300 people submitted prints –  I won’t reveal how many people have entered this year but it’s a LOT more…

My 20:20 entry is a three colour screenprint entitled ‘Print Manufactury’, created from a drawing I did of the Hot Bed Press studio building.  The base white colour and the blue door were both created using paper stencils cut from newsprint.  The third and final layer of black was from a photo-emulsion screen.

Here’s the original drawing…

Print-screenprint-HBP-building-drawing

And here’s the final screenprint.  I used Somerset Grey paper so I could apply a white background for the building.  I wanted it to be a completely self-contained image on the paper so removed anything outside the building that might ground it – for example the pavements, streetlights and surrounding buildings.

Print-screenprint-final

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