Pulling Power exhibition
15 October - 7 November 2021
Pulling Power is our exhibition celebrating the best of contemporary graphic screen printing and the unique artworks the process produces.
It was our first exhibition post Covid-19 and held in our brand new seafront gallery! It was fantastic to curate a collection of limited editions and one-off artworks by seven of our favourite print making talents!
Diane Bresson is a French designer / printmaker based in London. After graduating from the BA Textile Design at Central St Martins she continued to develop her patterns through various mediums, including screen printing, animation and visual merchandising. She won the Colour in Design Award 2018 and was featured in publications such as Elle Decoration and Living Etc.
Fatherless is a print collective of artists ( Javier Jimenez, Greg Lang, Dave Menard and Ben Rider) from Rockford, Illinois, started in 2010. Together they employ the tools of mass production to make one of a kind silkscreen monoprints. Through the appropriation of graphic elements found within our collective consciousness, images are printed and re-contextualized in a rapid-fire manner. Using a lurid palette and bold graphic sense, they have gained international attention with their print, installation and commission work. The members collaborate freely with each other’s ideas and imagery. This process does not reveal any individual artist or “father” but rather an amalgam of the collaboration.
Jonathan is an artist / printmaker based in SE London. After graduating from Leeds Arts University in 2009 with a BA Hons in Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design, he spent the best part of a decade living and working in Berlin. In 2018 Jonathan came back to the UK and began to develop his practice in a more artistic path, experimenting predominantly with the silkscreen printing process. He creates prints with a distinctly graphic edge, reflecting his love of geometry, shape, and pattern. Working in a loose and organic way, abstract compositions are formed and ultimately develop due to his genuine enthusiasm for print.
Based in London and the North West, Katy is a multidisciplinary artist / designer with a broad and colourful creative practice. She discovered her passion for printmaking while studying Graphic Arts at the University of East London, before joining the highly regarded MA Printmaking course at Camberwell College of Arts.
Mark embraces bespoke surface design alongside public art, printing, sculpture and gallery works, all in his trademark geometric style. He has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally. With a background in visual design and working with ink, wood, paint and other materials, Mark collaborates with interior designers and architects to bring bold, geometric works to both private and public spaces. The resulting artworks build on the idea of a graphic landscape - drawing on the structural shapes of the built environment and combining them with graphic motifs such as signage, letterforms, chevrons and other markings - resulting in a distilled visual language.
Iain Perry aka Print Garage creates deeply layered, colour saturated, abstract screen prints. The image generation is a slow process of experimentation, of trial and error; collecting imagery, developing patterns and overlaying all the different elements until new and intriguing relationships emerge. Iain’s work borrows language from other art forms, film, photography, poetry, electronic music and rave culture – amalgamating, remixing, offering up familiar signs and signifiers but refracted and reflected, illusive and allusive, all lightly seasoned with a slightly understated degree of subversion.
Design duo Els Baeten and Jasper van Grunsven are PrintMakingMoneyGang. They are all about graphic design, colour and screenprint. Their design process is strongly defined by the technique of screenprinting, and they like to emphasize the advantages of the medium in their work using elements like typography, pattern design & illustration. Printed at their open access screenprinting studio in Antwerp called Gezeever - the screenprinting homebase for a whole bunch of Belgian creatives. They also co-operate with artists, schools and museums to provide workshops for people who are fond of screenprinting.