Love and Light- Charcoal and Pink by Dan Baldwin. Signed Limited Edition of 20
Love and Light- Lilac and Blush Pink exciting new silkscreen edition by Dan Baldwin. Part of Dan's Love and Light series.
CCA Galleries are delighted to present exciting new silkscreen editions by Dan Baldwin. His Love and Light series came about from a one-day project for CALM charity (Campaign Against Living Miserably) in 2018. In this series, Baldwin released a small, singular three-way colour combination of the swallow. The title Love and Light was chosen as a reminder to remain on the positive side of life. A year later, he worked with CALM again, this time collaborating with designer Mercy Delta to create a repeat-patterned silk shirt with the swallow from the Love and Light print.
Presenting Arctic Glacier new silkscreen edition by Barbara Rae RA made at Worton Hall Studios.
Now available for sale via the CCA Galleries website or by contacting the office.
Each one is hand printed and created by the artist.
Barbara’s unique marks and textures and brush strokes are applied directly to the true grain and transferred to the screens, together with application of numerous layers of colour through transparent, opaque and metallic inks has created images which transport the viewer into the very depths of this arctic landscape.
As Barbara writes;
Commencing in 2015, I undertook four voyages following the route of the fabled North West Passage. The search for the elusive route to the east took many lives and was an obsession by countries eager to be first to form a new trade route to eastern markets. I followed the desired route of the English explorer, John Franklin whose futile and ill prepared expedition ended in the loss of all lives. My namesake, Dr John Rae, was sent out to find what fate befell them. That was the motivation for my travels. I was fascinated by this immense, desolate landscape, the home of the Inuit, and the thought of these English seamen, completely unaware of their chances of survival in this harsh, alien environment. These majestic immense glaciers and icebergs in their quiet, silent world were compelling dramatic presences which in my mind contained the history of the futile struggle to tame the Arctic. Barbara Rae 2020
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Dan Baldwin (1972-) creates a unique and immediately recognisable vision in his silkscreen prints. His work is at once both abstract and figurative, reflecting both reality and the world of imagination. Baldwin's subject matter is the interior of his own mind, from rumination on love, memory or philosophical issues, to an airing of opinion on politics and/or current affairs. The work is multi-layered, both physically (Baldwin can use glazes, diamond dust,collage and 3D media on top of his silkscreen surface) and in terms of meaning.
The motifs with which he plays often reccur- skeletons, swallows, crucifixes, childrens' story book illustrations, spiders, robins, trees, knives, flowers, cartoon figures- and are often contradictory, creating an uncomfortable and sometimes sinister paradox. Each motif has a meaning (swallows generally signify innocence for example), although the meanings can vary slightly from print to print depending on the overall ethos of the piece. Symbolism is key to Baldwin's oeuvre- both his own interpretation and the personal response of each viewer. These symbols of death, life and love reflect Baldwin's preoccupation with the 'big questions' of human existence.
Born in Manchester, Baldwin studied at Eastbourne College of Art and Design and then Kent Institute of Art and Design. He lives and works in West Sussex. Baldwin's work is collected and exhibited nationally and internationally.