Robert Polidori, 2014

Mixed Media

Soot ink on paper made from redwood in red wood block frame

64.96 x 40.55 x 2.56 in

165.0 x 103.0 x 6.5 cm

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About The Work

Matthew Brandt's work has an ongoing efforts in exploring historical image making techniques. The nature of woodblock printing being a process of leaving impressions, led Brandt to think about those who left impressions on him, resulting in a series of works representing the fingerprints of influential artists like John Baldessari, Morgan Fisher, Robert Polidori, Jim Shaw, Marnie Weber or James Welling. Their fingerprint lines were enlarged and hand carved onto the grain of wood panels of local California cedar, redwood, pine, spruce and fir. After being carved, these wooden fingerprints are then applied with natural inks made from insects, plants, or minerals. They are then printed onto sheets of paper that were handmade from the same wood. After one print is made, the woodblock is cut up and used to build a frame for the print.

Courtesy of Praz-Delavallade

About Matthew Brandt

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