Critical Mass

Critical Mass

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This exciting new book showcases the work of a very diverse selectionof 52 artists from 28 countries, against a spectrum of the concernsthat inform the role and function of art in the increasinglytechnological global society. The mediums used by these artists rangefrom new variations on traditional intaglio and relief techniques, toextreme forms of digital techniques, including time-based forms such asfilm and multi-media presentation. Printmaking continues to evolve asartists develop the traditionaltechniques and experiment with new techniques and materials. In recentyears the boundaries between the once distinct fields of the visualarts have become blurred, and growing numbers of artists nowincorporate printmaking techniques within their practice. This bookprovides a broad-ranging and challenging source of information on themost exciting cutting edge developments in international printmaking, which will be of value to students, professional artists and all thosewith an interest in the contemporary visual artsTwo large prints made in 2004, in a complex blend of etching, aquatint, mezzotint and blind embossing, highlight the skill that ... When engaged on a new body of work she prefers to withdraw to her rural home, avoiding social interaction, the better to concentrate on the work. ... She is, for certain, a committed and engaged artist, albeit one who has said ofherself, a#39;I do not intend to improve society but onlyanbsp;...

Title:Critical Mass
Author:Richard Noyce
Publisher:A&C Black - 2010-08-15


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