Artist and designer, my art practice includes painting (Oil and Acrylic), installation work and traditional fine art print-making. I draw inspiration from retro patterns and objects, low brow or kitsch influences, I love colour and anything that sparkles (hence the use of metallic foil paper in some of my prints).
All of my prints are printed in the traditional way by hand. The lino block is inked up with a roller using oil or water based ink and printed using an etching press. Each colour uses a separate block, so a five colour print will run through the press five times. (Oil based ink has to be used when printing onto foil paper).I have exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout New Zealand and internationally. I graduated from RMIT University in 2004 with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts. My work is in New Zealand public and private collections. (including the Waikato Museum collection and The Wallace Trust Collection).
'Limited Editions', which means there is set number of that particular print. All prints in the edition have to be the same colour
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© Mark Curtis 2020