Blue Hold, a lithograph print, is based on a painting that Magill exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer exhibition in 2010 and which won the Sunny Dupree Family award. Worked on by the artist for over a year, the created image gives the impression of having matured over time. Visually rooted in nature, there is also a dreamy and mysterious quality to the work, reflected in the enigmatic title. Keeping only the original motif of four towering trees, Magill has completely reconfigured the colour composition for the print. Magill relishes the process of lithography, which allows her to create a work by layering colour over colour until the effects she desires are achieved. Blue Hold marks the first work commissioned directly by Manifold Editions.
|Artist Description||Elizabeth Magill (born 1959 in Canada) is an Irish painter. She grew up in Northern Ireland and, having studied at the Belfast College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, now lives and works in London. Magill is a painter of prodigious versatility and inventiveness whose work has always drawn from a wide range of visual sources. While she often integrates photographic materials and processes into her painting in a number of novel ways, her primary focus has been the medium of painting, in all its bewildering variety. Her first major solo exhibition was at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, in 1990. In the same year she was included in the 'British Art Show', which first introduced many of the most prominent younger British artists to a wider public.|
|Inscriptions||Signed by the artist and numbered on the reverse|
|Sheet Size||68 x 86cm|
|Sheet Size (Inches)||26¾ x 33 ¾ inches|
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A lithograph consisting of 9 colour plates, printed on 300 gsm Somerset White Velvet paper. Published by Manifold Editions 2012.
|Technique Pop ups||Lithography – Means, literally, stone drawing. In addition to fine grain lithographic stones, metal plates can also be used for lithography. The method relies on the fact that grease repels water. An image is drawn in a greasy medium on to the stone or plate, which is then dampened with water. Greasy printing ink rolled onto that surface will adhere to the design but be repelled by the damp area. The inked image is transferred to the paper via a press. For large editions, the grease is chemically fixed to the stone and gum arabic, which repels any further grease marks but does not repel water, is applied to the rest of the surface. For colour lithography the artist uses separate stone or plate for each colour required.|
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