Friday 29 June 2012

Brown waste

Brownister Hen cast resin skull series
Artist Brownister Hen has been developing a cast resin skull series as part of an ongoing collaborative conversation with CFPR Editions. The skulls are created from the remnants of Brownister Hen's many resin based studio projects - by emptying any discarded casting mixtures into a skull mould the artist essentially recycles his waste. More to follow in the coming weeks.......

Saturday 23 June 2012

Just Press Print Opening

A selection of photographs from the Just Press Print Exhibition 

CFPR Editions would like to thank all who attended the Just Press Print private view on the 20th of June 2012 at the Northern Print Gallery in Newcastle. We would also like to thank all the artists involved  and a special thank you to the team at Northern Print for their assistance and support toward the realisation of the show. I would also like to thank CFPR Intern Verity Lewis and UWE MA Printmaking Student Mark Curtis Hughes for their respective contributions to the project.

Tuesday 5 June 2012

Exhibition Announcement

Just Press Print Exhibition, Northern Print, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 21st June - 10th August 2012

The exhibition Just Press Print presents a series of digitally mediated artworks that have been initiated as part of a print editioning and publishing practice. The emphasis on digital technology within a discipline that is predicated in print seeks to explore the  broadening possibilities for the graphic artifact in the digital age. 
The exhibition features a number of early career and established artists as part of CFPR Editions exploration of contemporary print developments - whilst ensuring a diverse range of styles and approaches when realising ideas in print. Artists in the exhibition include:
 Carolyn Bunt, Arthur Buxton, Paul Coldwell, Richard Falle, Brendan Reid, Sebastian Schramm, Roy Voss, Katie Davies and Peter Walters

Within the context of a collaborative print studio practice, the exhibition format will also include the printed matter and conversations that both inform and reveal the physical renderings of the 'push button' process.

CFPR Editions is equally committed to the broader field of research and the dissemination of its collaborative undertakings as part of the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol. In response to the development of CFPR Editions Dr Paul Laidler will be presenting a paper  entitled Digital publications and technical innovations; the collaborative print studio in the digital age as part of the Industry and Genius in the Printing Trade Conference held by the Printing Historical Society, Birmingham City University, September 2012.

Friday 1 June 2012

Falle's Inferno

Richard Falle, Ice Cream Inferno, 2012 Pigmented Inkjet Print

Ice Cream Inferno, 2012 is the latest vector based work to be published at CFPR Editions for the artist Richard Falle.  The artist describes his series (including Exercise 10: Phalaenopsis Memento Mori, 2012 and Exercise 8: Tied, 2012) as 'being motivated by a masochistic passion for generating intricate digital drawings that work entirely within the confines of Adobe Illustrator. Here the subject matter of these images is full of cartoon like absurdity, with an undercurrent of disquiet or tragedy.'