Search for artwork

Shallow Folds

Shallow Folds

£190.00

Gift Note

Purchasing this work of art for someone else? Add an optional gift note in the field below

More art like this
Availability: In stock SKU: 125374 Category:

Shallow Folds [2015]

Limited Edition

Landscapes and seascapes

Etching

Edition number 15

Image size: H:23 cm x W:23 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:37 cm x W:37 cm x D:0.5cm

Sold Unframed

Please note that insitu images are purely an indication of how a piece may look

Shallow Folds is a limited edition print by Shallow Folds. "My work is concerned with the push and pull between representation and abstraction. It is particular elements and the appropriation of these within the landscape that define my work. My fascination with the way in which generations of human activity has, down the years, shaped the landscape of the countryside of both East and West Sussex. I am drawn to what is left behind through the consequence of human presence. It is in this ‘humanised countryside’ my work captures through the various patterns and repetitions of tracks and paths, the kind that cut through a field or hill. I am drawn to the detritus abandoned by human enterprise; the disused paths, broken fences, desire lines that have slowly formed over time. The constant flux of weather, movement of people in different shapes and guises over several thousand years have shaped/formed these landscapes, it is this type of landscape that inspires me. As an artist with many years experience of working through both disciplines of oil paint and etching, it is important for me that both mediums influence and feed off each other. This derives from my initial training as a fine art printmaker at the Royal College of Art and subsequently using elements within the etching process to inform my painting. I work on zinc, which being a softer metal enables me to use dry point easily, allowing the burr to hold additional ink to give the printed line a slightly fuzzy appearance. This allows for a softer, velvety feel to the line, which counters the harsher etched line. It is no coincidence that the more graphic mark making I use within my etchings resemble the painted lines I use in my oil paintings as I move between the two mediums. I use predominately aquatint, sugerlift and in particular the method of spit bite, using a copper sulphate solution to bite the plate. For me, this type of etching allows the painterly feel within the print to be captured and consequently allow for fine gradual washes. It is an intuitive technique, which results in a freedom of mark making that can only really be arrived at through the end of a brush."

Tania Rutland artist with Wychwood Art. Tania Rutland was born in London. She now lives Brighton, where she moved to after graduating from the Royal College of Art. She has had her studio there for over twenty years. Rutland has exhibited her work in numerous galleries. She has exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally. She has also completed many commissions for both commercial projects and private collections. She specialises in semi abstract landscapes of Sussex and the beautiful South Downs countryside. Her preferred mediums are oil painting, etching and pencil/graphite on paper. Her fascination with the way in which generations of human activity has, down the years, shaped the landscape of the countryside of both East Sussex and West Sussex is visible within her work. She is drawn to what is left behind through the consequence of human presence. In this ‘humanised countryside’ her work captures through the various patterns and repetitions of tracks and paths, the kind that cut through a field or hill. She is drawn to the detritus abandoned by human enterprise; the disused paths, broken fences, desire lines that have slowly formed over time, maybe over hundreds of years either by animal grazing or the movement of people through the landscape. The imagery is a mixture of memory/ remembrance, drawn or photographed features, to a source material of something more tangible and real, e.g. pattern or marks left behind from a deliberate application on to the surface of the paint. To thus possibly resemble veils or faded banners. If not so deliberate, it could suggest a hint of something by impressions appearing by uncovering or a sense of it being worn away to reveal something forgotten. The constant flux of weather, movement of people in different shapes and guises over several thousand years have shaped and formed these landscapes, it is this that holds her attention and the constant fascination. Tania Rutland artist is shown in Wychwood Art gallery and online . Please call 07799 535 765 or email deborah@wychwoodart.com .

Free shipping UK
International delivery £50
Free returns within 14 days

has been added to your cart:
Checkout