Thursday, January 3, 2013

Alan Magee

Artist and illustrator Alan Magee has created a series of monotypes depicting disturbing and haunting mask-like heads. Monotypes are single impression prints that borrow techniques from both painting and printmaking. The image to be printed is painted onto a smooth metal printmaking plate, then transferred to dampened paper using an etching press. The images shown here are part of an ongoing series of black and white faces that began in the months before the 1991 Gulf War.

In Magee’s words, this work is an attempt to unearth “the concurrent presence of multiple generations, their suffering, their courage and resilience–the great collage of civilization.”

This series encompasses both profound pity and resilient hope, drawing the viewer into an ever-unfolding act of understanding.

To see more of Magee's work, go HERE.

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