MA ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART
Images not yet available for website - original works are in the gallery
Mount Board and Wrapped A/P Mixed media Combination Prints.
Large Prints - 57 x 57 cm with mounts Square
VENICE MAGENTA CITADEL II 150.00
VENICE MAGENTA CITADEL IV 150.00
VENICE GREEN CITADEL II 150.00
FRAGILE SURFACE IV 150.00
Smaller Prints - 55 x 50 cm with mounts square
VENICE GREEN CITADEL V 110.00
VENICE RED CITADEL II 110.00
VENICE BLUE CITADEL III 110.00
Smaller Prints - 55 x 35 cm with mounts rectangular
FRAGILE RED VENICE II 110.00
FRAGILE BLUE VENICE II 110.00
FRAGILE GREEN VENICE V1 110.00
One eye sees, the other feels
The series of work is based on a recent trip to Venice. The place the historian Margaret Plants calls the The Fragile City. Paul Klee's quote influenced the approach to the work, not what a place literally looks like but how it feels through its fragile surfaces. The images were made through the combination of collagraph printing (1) with painting. The printing plates were made from materials found in Venice mainly sand and salt, materials of the sea. (1) A collagraph refers to a collage of materials glued on to a printing plate, which is made of cardboard. When glue is dry, it is shellacked or varnished so that it can be painted with acrylics. Paper is then pressed on to the surface to produce a print.
Brendan Reid studied printmaking at the Royal Collage of Art and has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and the USA.