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Grenville Davey
Davey put photographs of a glass eye through a complex computerized process. After much work by the artist in arranging the images in pairs and rows, selected images were output as digital prints from which plates were finally made nearly a year later. Throughout the work the eye forms disintegrate and become like coffee-cup stains as the ink loses its power to make itself felt, resulting in imperfect dysfunctional marks. The circular form falling and rotating into space has been a recurrent motif in Davey’s work.
Technique
A single screenprint, sugarlift aquatint (three plates) printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin. Published in 1996.

Grenville Davey
Grenville Davey (born in Launceston, Cornwall, April 28, 1961) is an English sculptor and winner of the 1992 Turner Prize. He first studied art in Exeter before going to Goldsmiths College in London in 1985. His sculptural work is marked by a close interest in industrial materials paired with a minimalist approach. A professor at the University of East London, he has also been resident artist at the physics department of Queen Mary College, University of London.

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£900.00

Eye

Eye

Eye

Screenprint
Also known as silkscreen. In its simplest form, this is a technique by which the artist blocks out a section of a fine, woven screen (formerly made of silk), which is stretched over a frame. With a squeegee, ink is pressed evenly through the screen on to a sheet of paper beneath. Only the areas of the screen not blocked out will be printed. The artist will use as many of these transparent sheets (separations) as the numbers of colours required in the print, and each sheet must be aligned very carefully with the others. The films are transferred on to the silkscreens via a light-sensitive process: only the areas which are painted by the artist will be blocked out and will not allow ink through.
Screenprint
Edition of 36
Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse

£900.00

Sheet size
75.7 x 57.2cm
29¾ x 22½in

Image size
58.6 x 41.7cm
23 x 16¼in
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Davey put photographs of a glass eye through a complex computerized process. After much work by the artist in arranging the images in pairs and rows, selected images were output as digital prints from which plates were finally made nearly a year later. Throughout the work the eye forms disintegrate and become like coffee-cup stains as the ink loses its power to make itself felt, resulting in imperfect dysfunctional marks. The circular form falling and rotating into space has been a recurrent motif in Davey’s work.

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First Name Grenville
Last Name Davey
Artist Description Grenville Davey (born in Launceston, Cornwall, April 28, 1961) is an English sculptor and winner of the 1992 Turner Prize. He first studied art in Exeter before going to Goldsmiths College in London in 1985. His sculptural work is marked by a close interest in industrial materials paired with a minimalist approach. A professor at the University of East London, he has also been resident artist at the physics department of Queen Mary College, University of London.
Edition of 36
Ed Date 1996
Inscriptions Signed by the artist & numbered on the reverse
Short Technique Screenprint
Sheet Size 75.7 x 57.2cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 29¾ x 22½in
Image Size 58.6 x 41.7cm
Image Size (inches) 23 x 16¼in
Technical Description A single screenprint, sugarlift aquatint (three plates) printed on 300gsm Somerset Satin. Published in 1996.
Technique Pop ups Also known as silkscreen. In its simplest form, this is a technique by which the artist blocks out a section of a fine, woven screen (formerly made of silk), which is stretched over a frame. With a squeegee, ink is pressed evenly through the screen on to a sheet of paper beneath. Only the areas of the screen not blocked out will be printed. The artist will use as many of these transparent sheets (separations) as the numbers of colours required in the print, and each sheet must be aligned very carefully with the others. The films are transferred on to the silkscreens via a light-sensitive process: only the areas which are painted by the artist will be blocked out and will not allow ink through.
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