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Riding the Wave by Tim Southall [2021]



Edition number 75

Image size: H:20 cm x W:30 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:32 cm x W:42 cm x D:0.01cm

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Tim Southall lives and works in Cadiz, Spain and just 3 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and a number of well-known surfing beaches. Many of his works are inspired by the sea. ‘Riding the Wave’ depicts the exhilarating freedom and action of a surfer duelling with the power and energy of an ocean wave. This experienced surfer is using a short board which makes for a faster ride with greater manoeuvrability. Digging deeper behind the image, the intention in this print is also to use surfing as a metaphor for living in the moment, seizing opportunities, taking risks and ultimately enjoying a period of success and good fortune. Aquatint is a printmaking technique whereby an acid resistant resin is applied to the surface of the plate. Areas of the plate are then ‘stopped out’ or blocked, by applying an acid resistant varnish. The initial stopping out creates the white areas in the image when dipped in acid. Increasing depths of tones are created by incremental dips in the acid until a full tonal range is achieved. This aquatint is printed in a bright cyan blue, this print is also available in other colours by request. ‘Riding the Wave’ is made on a copper plate. It is printed on Somerset Velvet, an off-white, heavyweight 300 gram handmade paper from St Cuthbert's Mill in Somerset. The print is in a limited edition of 75 and signed by the artist. The image size is 20 x 30 cm on a paper size is 32 x 42 cm.

Discover artworks by Tim Southall available to buy online and in our art gallery. Tim Southall studied Fine Art at Northumbria University and then printmaking Royal College of Art and l’école des beaux art, Paris. Based in London for twenty years, he now splits his time between London and his house and studio in Cadiz Province, southern Spain. The base upon which he builds his work is metaphysics: existence, objects and their properties, space and time, cause and effect, and possibility. Using these guides, he express's how he see's and experiences the world. This he does mostly through the use of narrative within a landscape using either the human or animal form to create a narrative. He strives to make work which is delicate and shows a lightness of touch along with an eye for detail. He also uses the language of drawing and mark-making in an attempt to describe emotional depth and atmosphere. To discuss works by Tim Southall please contact, or call 07799 535765.

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