Print on paper
Signed on the front.
Lino cut print of a student woodcut that completed in the 1990's while studying Fine Art in Durban South Africa. Unfortunately, the original woodblock wouldn't clear customs, so I have remastered a lino carving print from one of my original impressions.
This work is available for sale as an original lino cut print.
Lino Cut - hand signed and numbered
Paper: Traditional Kozo Natural Paper (slightly golden beige)
Sakura Oil based ink custom mixed to blue and matched to the artist proof as per recipe.
Print size approx 300x300mm
Paper size approx 650x495mm
Limited edition of 50 hand signed prints
Unframed Lino cut print
Fits into an Ikea Ribba frame
This is a limited edition original Linocut in an edition of 50. The pictured image is unframed and the edition number will be subsequent to 1/50.
I have always been drawn to Dali as an artist! The more I look into his background, the more I find him intriguing. This Linocut of Salvador Dali was inspired by my fascination with his mind.
It’s not possible to see a 4D cube in our limited 3D universe, but there are different ways to imagine one. – Marcus du Sautoy
Dalí’s own ‘sculpture of the mind’ brings geometry into the realm of the metaphysical. “There is a meditative intensity to Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus),” says art critic and poet Kelly Grovier. “The painting seems to have cracked the link between the spirituality of Christ's salvation and the materiality of geometric and physical forces. It appears to bridge the divide that many feel separates science from religion.”
Salvador Dalí worked on his painting Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) for four years – this photo was taken in 1951 (Credit: Francesc Catala-Roca)
By breaking out of three dimensions, the artist could find new meaning in a traditional biblical scene, argues du Sautoy. “The idea of the fourth dimension existing beyond our material world resonated for Dalí with the spiritual world transcending our physical universe.”
Origins of Linocut
Although linoleum is a floor covering that dates to the 1860s, the linocut printing technique was used first by the artists of Die Brücke in Germany between 1905 and 1913, where it had been similarly used for wallpaper printing.
A Linocut is a relief print (like a woodcut), the image is carved from a block of Linoleum. Areas are carved or cut away from the block, what remains will print when the inked roller is passed over the top of the block and paper is laid on the block to take an impression by hand or through a press.
All my Linocuts are hand printed on handmade Japanese Washi paper which for centuries has been used for block printmaking. It is thin enough for hand printing yet surprisingly strong and quite beautiful, also acid free and archival.
The majority of my Linocuts are custom coloured, I mix my own ink colours. I use Sakura Ink and have an artist’s proof print as my guide for the colours and tones that I will apply to a print in the same edition, there may be slight variations as my colour mixing is ‘painterly’ therefore each print in an edition is an individual.
Limited edition of 50 Linocut using Sakura Ink on Natural Kozo Paper.
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Unframed (requires framing)
This artwork is unframed and requires framing.