This is a print. It is a xylograph with collagraph of 4 plates; 3 wood plates and one Formica plate. Each plate is of one colour. The print depicts a jazz duet of a guitarist and saxophonist. There is an atmosphere of smoky jazz bar in New Orleans. It is colourful with movement.
Jazz is a spontaneous artistic expression. My love of music has enabled me to capture the movement and the atmosphere in oil as well as in sculpture: my musicians emerge from a long plated-making process spontaneously alive and immediate, their motion eternally ‘of the moment’.
I started printing because I see it as a medium which allows me to always keep my work while sharing it with others again and again! I enjoy the discipline of printing and it has helped me to synthesize my work; again, the long process of making the plates doesn’t stop me seizing the instant.
Subject: Jazz & music
Size: 100 / 70 cm.
Size of plate: 70 / 50 cm.
Type of plate: Wood
Number of plates: 4