RESIDUE

Armando Chant
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
March
   
15
 -  
March
   
26
The RESIDUE series explores techniques of silk-screen and mono printing in a hybrid manner, merging fine art and textile process in an exploration of drawn image and surface transformation.

INFORMATION

The images in the RESIDUE series have been created using a combination of two analogue techniques that are used in both textile and fine art fields: silk-screen printing and mono printing. Silk-screen printing traditionally offers the possibility of allowing a single image that has been exposed onto the surface of a light-sensitive mesh screen to be printed over and over to create a series. In contrast, mono printing within a fine art context is a process whereby a just one image is formed.

 

The RESIDUE series explores both of these techniques in a hybrid manner, merging fine art and textile process in an exploration of drawn image and surface transformation. It explores an in-between site of creative practice concerning material and surface visualisation.

 

The impact of this inter-disciplinary method of working is that it is both a physical and visual manifestation, or a drawing out of gestural images created in a hybrid and disruptive manner. There is no guarantee of what the image may look like when transferred to paper. However, the beauty of the painted residue is recognised for its instability, unpredictable nature and ability to convey a unique abstracted representation of what exists. The process is open and immediate, one that is ever changing and not possible to replicate, denoting movement, spontaneity and a sense of visual emergence.

 

The RESIDUE series of works shown at GAFFA gallery will be exhibited in an installation context to explore the inter-relationships between image, surface and material, and their hybrid nature when created through a drawn action. By using a combination of analogue and digital media in their presentation, including silk-screen, mono printing and digital projection, the experience of the works challenges our understanding of where the drawn act and visible residue sits within creative practice. RESIDUE thereby reveals an in-between site and space for drawn gestures, marks and lines to appear and be created, whose solidity and materiality metaphorically dissolves through a process of drawn disruptions.

The images in the RESIDUE series have been created using a combination of two analogue techniques that are used in both textile and fine art fields: silk-screen printing and mono printing. Silk-screen printing traditionally offers the possibility of allowing a single image that has been exposed onto the surface of a light-sensitive mesh screen to be printed over and over to create a series. In contrast, mono printing within a fine art context is a process whereby a just one image is formed.

 

The RESIDUE series explores both of these techniques in a hybrid manner, merging fine art and textile process in an exploration of drawn image and surface transformation. It explores an in-between site of creative practice concerning material and surface visualisation.

 

The impact of this inter-disciplinary method of working is that it is both a physical and visual manifestation, or a drawing out of gestural images created in a hybrid and disruptive manner. There is no guarantee of what the image may look like when transferred to paper. However, the beauty of the painted residue is recognised for its instability, unpredictable nature and ability to convey a unique abstracted representation of what exists. The process is open and immediate, one that is ever changing and not possible to replicate, denoting movement, spontaneity and a sense of visual emergence.

 

The RESIDUE series of works shown at GAFFA gallery will be exhibited in an installation context to explore the inter-relationships between image, surface and material, and their hybrid nature when created through a drawn action. By using a combination of analogue and digital media in their presentation, including silk-screen, mono printing and digital projection, the experience of the works challenges our understanding of where the drawn act and visible residue sits within creative practice. RESIDUE thereby reveals an in-between site and space for drawn gestures, marks and lines to appear and be created, whose solidity and materiality metaphorically dissolves through a process of drawn disruptions.

FEATURED  WORKS

Residue 1, 2018, Black gouache paint on watercolour paper, 23.5 x 33cm.
Residue 2, 2018, Black gouache paint on watercolour paper, 23.5 x 33cm.
Residue 3, 2018, Black gouache paint on watercolour paper, 23.5 x 33cm.
Residue 4, 2018, Black gouache paint on watercolour paper, 23.5 x 33cm.
Residue 5, 2018, Black gouache paint on watercolour paper, 23.5 x 33cm.
Residue 6, 2018, Black gouache paint on watercolour paper, 23.5 x 33cm.

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