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Multiplied article in the making

Recently returned from our (CFPR Editions) 3rd year at Christies contemporary editions and multiples Fair, also known as Multiplied. Lots of 3D print demos, talks, selling of prints and meeting of exhibitors was had. Will be putting together an article for Printeresting with artist Andrew Super on the event and its exhibitors soon. Not rushing this News […]


Copy Shop

It’s about print but it’s not a print: I think it is fair to say that we all have pivotal moments as artists / makers / printmakers – I’m referring to the liberating ones. For instance when we encounter a process, person or artwork that appears to hold our attention in such a way that it starts […]


Seditions Editions

Fine Art Editions but not in Print. s[edition] is an online gallery that sells screen based digital editions (video and stills) by a number of high profiled artists. Here the editioning practice embraces the inherent qualities of the digital medium and brings a further dimension to the artwork in multiple format – whilst enriching the […]


‘Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculpture to discover it’. Michelangelo More postdigital ruminations. Designer Gareth Neal combines traditional techniques and forms with modern technology. Neal’s work engages with his own personnel research (at Brighton University) into traditional processes and digital manufacture, with designs that engage with the […]


Drawing Systems

‘Unlike the remote precision of digital programmes the drawings carry the nervous rhythms and seismic waverings of the hand made’. – Tim Head Human’s imitating machines and machines imitating humans brings together all sorts of collisions and transhumanism references. Artist Tim Head’s artwork Slow Life is a hand rendered drawing created according to instructions that are similar to digitally produced images. I’ll […]


The Pond of Tranquility

One of the best things about the technological age is the way we learn now: it’s so multifaceted. And even with all the death and destruction in my work, I still feel that what I express – and the artist I’ve become – is a celebration of this technological age. – Matthew Day Jackson With […]


Rebel Relief

  Sam Burford‘s Star Wars Relief is a timelapse photograph taken from the film Star Wars IV. Burford uses a bespoke capture device to record the film footage that is then rendered as a series of extended (and abstract) film stills (see example here). In this instance the image has been transformed into a surface […]


Already Made

Gonna go straight in to it. Like Duchamp, Myers has enabled an art work to exist by an idea alone. In keeping with Duchamp’s iconic Fountain (1917) the artist (Myers) has removed his hand from the work – albeit by employing another to create a potential object to exist, rather than appropriating an existing object […]


Bleeding Pixels

Came across the artist Paul Ferragut some time ago but as this specific work is time based then maybe this is a timely post! Ferragut’s Time Printing Machine creates a pixelated aesthetic that is realized through durational deposits of ink on paper. By using a time based algorythm to drive a mechanical plotter Ferragut has devised […]


Print is Dead Series

‘Prints are like repeated stories, passed on from one to another, sometimes accurate recordings, other times with added variations and distortions, either by design or accident. Working within a series, prints become a game of whispers, each story retold, misheard and elaborated on to create new meaning and context’.
(The Mechanical Hand, 2012)


Ray Kinsella

‘The model is an in between form, it shifts between disciplines’
(Ian Kiaer, 2009)


Roombeek Series

‘The first time he saw her, he saw her in a photograph. He had seen her before, at her job, but there she didn’t come across or measure up anywhere near as well as she did in her picture. Behind her desk she was too real to look at […] He had to have her on paper, a material with a flat seamless surface […] a physical location which could represent her resemblance all in one place […] a place that had the chances of looking real, but a place that didn’t have any specific chances of being real’
(R. Prince)


Murmurs from Earth

‘This is a present from a small, distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours’.
(J. Carter, 1977)


The Human Printer

‘First we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.’ (M. McLuhan, 1964)


Stretch out with your feelings

‘Put simply ‘surface’ tends to be conflated with the superficial and the artificial, ‘depth’ with their counterparts, ‘deep’ meaning and ‘the real’.
(R. Pelzer-Montada, 2008)


Piety of the Polychromer

The Sacred Made Real Exhibition, The National Gallery London, 2009 So what’s Polychrome? Craftsmanship, realism, hybridity, transcription and people loving what you’ve made – eh yes please. That said  the realistic quality of the polychrome sculpture and their visual presence in the 17th Century raised concerns within certain religious establishments. These concerns were observed through the […]


The Cadillac Whiz

I recently read an old Wired article entitled The New Remasters (1996 maybe) during my searches for digital printmaker practitioners. Amongst other things the article got me thinking about two areas of print; firstly the values and distinctions assigned to reproductions and secondly the ‘fine art’ of reproduction. The New Remasters summary: In short the […]


Shore to be Shore

“Most people presume thinking has to do with words that are either spoken or thought, where as visual thinking does not have these words” Stephen Shore, West Third Street, Parkersberg, West Virginia, May 16, 1974. Found an interesting video link the other day that got me on to thinking about Michael Polanyi’s tacit knowledge and […]


Moving Just Press P

Decided to move from blogspot to word press over the summer after having some lovely years with blogger. Will never forget those winter evenings adding crazy side bar widgets and the utter disgust when delicious made its tag cloud incompatible – how very dare you. Bye, bye http://justpressprint.blogspot.co.uk/ hello www.justpressp.com/


Remastered

‘The defining aspect of an object is what it is used for e.g. scale, material, look – using their functionality as a device to make art from.’
Michael Craig-Martin


(Non) Graphic Images

Laidler, P. Mandrile, C. Super, A. (2014) (Non) Graphic Images of Violence: A studio conversation, g&e Print and Art Edition Magazine (www.grabadoyedicion.com/), ISSUE 42, pp 33 – 39 ISSN 1886-2306. The article in g&e Print and Art Edition Magazine is a co/authored text in the form of a studio conversation between two researchers and an artist. […]


Are ‘Books’ Electric?

Inclusion in Publication: ‘Are ‘Books’ Electric? Some possibilities for the artist’s book in the 21st Century’. Bodman, S. L. In: Derdyk, E., ed. (2013) entre ser um e ser mil: o objecto livro e suas poéticas.Os “livros” são eléctricos: São Paulo, Brazil: Senac, pp. 121-143 ISBN 9788539603596 Sarah Bodman (Senior Research Fellow for Artists’ Books and […]


Donwoods Woods

Collaborative Print Studio Project A little over a year ago I began discussing the possibility of producing a print edition with the artist Stanley Donwood as part of CFPR Editions. A year later we were pleased to edition two new laser engraved artworks (February Holloway, 2013 & Wait here we will come for you, 2013) that later coincided with Donwood’s […]


Pay Close Attention

Laidler, P. (2013) Pay Close Attention. CFPR, Bristol. Grabado Y Edicion Print and Art Edition Magazine (g&e) (37). pp. 42-50. ISSN 1886- 2306 The article discusses how the technically led research inquiries at the Centre for Fine Print Research (situated within the University of the West of England, Bristol) extend into activities with artists and […]