Platelayers' Shed, 2010 - Carl Fudge

About the Work

About Platelayers' Shed

Platelayers' Shed is part of Dazzle, a body of work created by Carl Fudge based on an interpretation of woodcuts by Edward Wadsworth. Wadsworth (1889-1949) was a member of the Vorticists, a British art movement (1914-15) which embraced modernism using ...

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Platelayers' Shed is part of Dazzle, a body of work created by Carl Fudge based on an interpretation of woodcuts by Edward Wadsworth. Wadsworth (1889-1949) was a member of the Vorticists, a British art movement (1914-15) which embraced modernism using abstracted themes of industry and the machine age. In his reworking of the image, Fudge utilizes digital technology and stresses the geometric shapes and composition through form and concentrated colors to push the abstraction into a more conceptual realm. In doing so, the artist explores the similarities between this early 20th century fascination with the industrial age and our own obsession with digital technology.

An initial base sheet of grey was created using pigmented cotton pulp in a mold allowing for a four edge deckle. Dark thalo blue linen pulp was applied using a photo-emulsion polyester-screen, then the completed piece was pressed and dried. Lastly, an embossing of a target shape with concentric rings was pressed into the surface using the hydraulic press.

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About the Artist

About Carl Fudge

Carl Fudge combines digital technology and traditional printmaking techniques to transform found images into kaleidoscopic compositions of geometric pattern and planes of color. While his ...Read More
Carl Fudge combines digital technology and traditional printmaking techniques to transform found images into kaleidoscopic compositions of geometric pattern and planes of color. While his source materials range from seventeenth-century Japanese woodcuts to Andy Warhol's "Camouflage" paintings, they are rendered entirely unrecognizable by his treatment. The resulting hypnotic abstractions of clashing and rhyming shapes reference both hard-edge painting and digital aesthetics. These frenetic compositions affectionately glance back at the bustling modernism of Piet Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie, while looking forward towards the future of digital artmaking.

Fudge's work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Katonah Museum of Art, the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the New Museum, and the Royal Academy in London, among other venues.
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Platelayers' Shed, 2010

Carl Fudge

Print
Size Price
20.00" x 20.00" $800
Edition of 75

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Description

Silkscreened linen pulp on cotton base sheet with embossing.

Authentication

Signed and dated by the artist on recto, lower right.

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