From a series of six collaged archival pigment prints with laser-cutting and hand-tearing by the artist
Archival pigment printing is a process in which a sophisticated inkjet printer is used to print an image, using fine-grained pigment inks. Piezoelectric technology forces ink through microscopic holes. The ink droplets are then electrostatically steered onto the surface of the paper. The result is a high-quality, high-definition archival print. To form each of the six editions within this series, an archival pigment print is laser cut with holes according to Gavin Turk’s design for each colourway, before being collaged with a 5mm float on to a black archival backboard. Gavin Turk has hand-finished each print by pushing/pulling the paper surrounding selected laser-cut holes.