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Carpet Pages 17- 20

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The fifth set of four images showcasing the prints from my ‘Carpet Pages’ exhibition. Please see news post for February 28th, 2011 for full exhibition details and an outline of the work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 20

 

 

Prints are:-

* Limited edition of 1/10. Numbered and signed in pencil by artist.
* Artist emboss/chop stamped on border.
* Pigment ink on archival, acid free German etching paper.
* A4 paper size. Image fills A4 with small border for edition, title, signature and stamp.

* Price £55 + P&P  (£1 local IoM, £2 UK, £6 RoW.)

* To order please contact david@david-maddrell.co.uk

Carpet Pages 13-16

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The fourth set of four images showcasing the prints from my ‘Carpet Pages’ exhibition. Please see news post for February 28th, 2011 for full exhibition details and an outline of the work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 16

 

 

Prints are:-

* Limited edition of 1/10. Numbered and signed in pencil by artist.
* Artist emboss/chop stamped on border.
* Pigment ink on archival, acid free German etching paper.
* A4 paper size. Image fills A4 with small border for edition, title, signature and stamp.

* Price £55 + P&P — (£1 local IoM, £2 UK, £6 RoW.)

* To order please contact david@david-maddrell.co.uk

Carpet Pages 9-12

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The third set of four images showcasing the prints from my ‘Carpet Pages’ exhibition’. Please see news post for February 28th, 2011 for full exhibition details and an outline of the work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 12

 

 

Prints are:-

* Limited edition of 1/10. Numbered and signed in pencil by artist.
* Artist emboss/chop stamped on border.
* Pigment ink on archival, acid free German etching paper.
* A4 paper size. Image fills A4 with small border for edition, title, signature and stamp.

* Price £55 + P&P — (£1 local IoM, £2 UK, £6 RoW.)

* To order please contact david@david-maddrell.co.uk

Carpet Pages 5-8

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The second set of four images showcasing the prints from my ‘Carpet Pages’ exhibition. Please see news post for February 28th, 2011 for full exhibition details and an outline of the work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 8

 

 

Prints are:-

* Limited edition of 1/10. Numbered and signed in pencil by artist.
* Artist emboss/chop stamped on border.
* Pigment ink on archival, acid free German etching paper.
* A4 paper size. Image fills A4 with small border for edition, title, signature and stamp.

* Price £55 + P&P — (£1 local IoM, £2 UK, £6 RoW.)

* To order please contact david@david-maddrell.co.uk

Carpet Pages 1-4

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The first set of four images showcasing the prints from my ‘Carpet Pages’ exhibition. Please see news post for February 28th, 2011 for full exhibition details and an outline of the work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carpet Page 4

 

 

Prints are:-

* Limited edition of 1/10. Numbered and signed in pencil by artist.
* Artist emboss/chop stamped on border.
* Pigment ink on archival, acid free German etching paper.
* A4 paper size. Image fills A4 with small border for edition, title, signature and stamp.

* Price £55 + P&P — (£1 local IoM, £2 UK, £6 RoW.)

* To order please contact david@david-maddrell.co.uk

 

Carpet Pages Exhibition

Monday, February 28th, 2011

An exhibition of prints from my Artists Book ‘Carpet Pages‘ will take place at the Sayle Gallery, 11th March–3rd April.

On the face of it nothing could be further from my earlier depictions of the Manx landscape than these collage and print explorations. However the attention to detail and texture is still very much apparent, so too are the finely tuned compositional elements and jewel like colours of my previous work.

The title references the intricately constructed and beautifully decorated carpet pages found in illuminated manuscripts. These pages contain little or no text. An intense all over patterning fills the entire space combining imagery with colour. The colour ranges from fully saturated bold areas to finely rendered subtle shading. The embellishment of gold leaf gilding is often incorporated. Carpet pages are intentionally an intoxicating experience for the viewer.

Although this artistic expression is new for me, a clear parallel can be drawn between the illuminated manuscript carpet pages and another medieval artistic medium which I have previously used – stained glass. My stained glass pieces shared a similar use of colour within bold graphic designs.

This exhibition could be seen as a radical departure from my more usual landscape work and in many ways that is true. However this is less a departure than an excursion which will lead to a refreshed approach to my more traditional land and seascape subjects.

The carpet page structure and patterning evolved through my working process. A rich layered tapestry emerged evoking the memory of traditional carpet pages, though here the imagery is childlike and playful. Overall a positive, optimistic light prevails but this is at times interwoven with dark passages familiar to all lovers of folk lore and fairy tales.

These highly embellished pages are bound into a hand stitched book using traditional book binding methods. To create the book I combined many different painting and printing techniques including screen printing, collage, rubber stamping and stenciling.

The ‘Carpet Pages’ book will be on display while the main body of the exhibition consists of framed images, each a double page spread from the book. These are available as limited edition prints.

A soundtrack directly inspired by the art work has been created by local musician Buggane of Ballagroove Records. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to listen to this kindred work whilst viewing the carpet page prints.

A CD of the Carpet Pages soundtrack entitled ‘Buggane’s Cronnane’ will be released through Ballagroove Records. The initial release will have Carpet Page cover artwork and will be a limited edition run of 100 copies.

Sayle Gallery, Villa Marina Promenade, Douglas
Open Mon-Sat 10-5 pm, Sundays & Bank Holidays 1:30-4:30pm
Tel: 01624 674 557

www.saylegallery.com
www.ballagroove.com

New Gallery & Updated Images

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

All the Monotypes to date are now easy to browse in the new gallery which has been added. Check it out under “Gallery” in the navigate section on the right.

The 30 images in the monotype news posts have also been updated. Large pop up images appear by clicking on the thumbnails of each post. This gives a good idea of the quality and detail captured in the original prints.

Taking this one step further please find a close up detail from one of the prints below.

Bridge After Heavy Rain, Ballaglass Glen (Detail)

Waterway, Glen Maye

Friday, February 19th, 2010

“Waterway, Glen Maye”

Monotype 1/1. Image size 400x400mm.

A little dark moss softens the stark rock and gives a strong contrast to help contain the S-shaped flow of snow white icy waters. Without the foliage of shady, water loving plants this stripped back scene of virtually bare rock and fierce flowing water has a flattened perspective; an almost Chinese traditional landscape painting feel.

Status – SOLD

 

Waterway, Glen Maye

Waterfall Pool, Glen Maye 1

Friday, February 19th, 2010

“Waterfall Pool, Glen Maye 1”

Monotype 1/1. Image size 400x400mm.

A broad view of the main waterfall at Glen Maye. Light, water, vegetation and rock all contribute to the rhythm of the scene, all flowing down to finish with a flourish in the crystal clear cool waters of the pool below. The “flow” of the rock is as apparent as that of the water itself.

Status – SOLD

Waterfall Pool, Glen Maye 1

Waterfall, Glen Maye 1

Friday, February 19th, 2010

“Waterfall, Glen Maye 1”

Monotype 1/1. Image size 400x400mm.

The central oval of light shining through the cliffs dark cut, sun grazed shoulders tumble amongst wet blackness. Flowing, flaring downward as if illuminated from within the falls glow white.

Status – SOLD

Waterfall, Glen Maye 1