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Print Battles at the Art Car Boot Fair 2015

Six artists with almost nothing in common meet at the screen printing table.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Carne Griffiths, Benjamin Murphy, Maria Slovakova, Paul Cummings, Gillian Swan and Eleanor Bedlow, 6 artists whose work has almost nothing in common, will present Print Battles, the results of a collaborative screen printing project at this years’ Art Car Boot Fair.

Maria Slovakova and Eleanor Bedlow with Sophie
Maria Slovakova and Eleanor Bedlow with Sophie.

Maria Slovakova and Carne Griffiths
Maria Slovakova and Carne Griffiths.

For the project each artist created new work to contribute, exposed onto silk screens plus additional elements were included as lino cuts and giclee prints. Together and then in twos and threes as ideas for collaborative prints emerged, they debated, discarded, cropped and overlaid, embracing the limitless possibilities for experimentation in the printing process.

Carne Griffiths and Benjamin Murphy
Carne Griffiths and Benjamin Murphy.

Gillian Swan and Eleanor Bedlow
Gillian Swan and Eleanor Bedlow.

Maria Slovakova and Eleanor Bedlow
Maria Slovakova and Eleanor Bedlow.

Ben Murphy amd Carne Griffiths in the studio
Ben Murphy amd Carne Griffiths in the studio.

Given the disparate styles and subject matters of the artists involved; Carne Griffiths’ detailed drawings utilise tea, inks and alcohols in the exploration of human, geometric and floral forms, Benjamin Murphy works with electrical tape, Maria Slovakova’s characters can cover whole walls or appear in unexpected places the size of postage stamps, Paul Cummings’ makes sculptures that offer up a modern visceral urban folk myth, Gillian Swan’s painted constructions explore urban landscapes and Eleanor Bedlow works on paper, drawing extended realities, it’s hard to guess what will result, to find out you will have to get along to The Art Car Boot Fair 2015 off Brick Lane (entrance on Buxton Street) this Sunday where they will be selling limited edition screen prints and one off prints.


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