Details: Image = 24 x 24 cm sq, printed on Permajet Museum Cotton, this is a textured 100% cotton fine art paper 310gsm using inks with a blue wool scale rating of 6, = light fastness for 85+ years. Mounted in 40 x 40 cm sq 2.4mm acid free mount card off white. 2015 Limited edition (10) printed to order.
In two parts this piece is an extension of the Limitary Patterns theme. The work incorporates borders and sections, boundaries and edges. This developed during the making to include matching transitions of pattern across the canvas edges on all sides. This is similar to, but not exactly a hidden repeat pattern.
The two parts are 40cm sq in mixed media and collage on cement on canvas.
There are variations therefore in the way these can be arranged and seen.
these are the 4 basic permutations although each of these could be viewed ‘upside down’.
At the moment the phrase digitachism brings no results on Google from which I guess that it is a term unused before now. I have coined the word to describe artwork made digitally but in the spirit of Tachism. Digital Tachism.
“Tachism, French Tachisme, (from tache, “spot”), style of painting practiced [sic} in Paris after World War II and through the 1950s that, like its American equivalent, Action painting, featured the intuitive, spontaneous gesture of the artist’s brushstroke. Developed by the young painters Hans Hartung, Gérard Schneider, Pierre Soulages, Frans Wols, Chao Wu-chi (Zao Wu-ki), and Georges Mathieu, Tachism was part of a larger French postwar movement known as Art Informel, which abandoned geometric abstraction in favour of a more intuitive form of expression. Art Informel was inspired by the instinctive, personal approach of contemporary American Abstract Expressionism, of which Action painting was one aspect.”
“Like their American counterparts, the French-educated Tachists worked with a loaded brush, producing large works of sweeping brushstrokes and of drips, blots, stains, and splashes of colour. Their works, however, are more elegant and lyrical—often including graceful lines and blended, muted colours—than the works of such American painters as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, on whom the French artists modeled themselves. The Tachists were also less indebted than were the Action painters to uninhibited psychic inspiration.” The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica
When processing and layering images with blending modes and effects I am aiming for the unconscious, intuitive, spontaneous and instinctive in decision making. Serendipity born of technology and a poetic response.
The Antithesis series is my first work in this method.