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Original woodcut in black ink on cream Stonehenge paper. Superb impression displaying the texture of the wood grain.
Numbered from the edition of 30 and dated 1991 in pencil on the reverse. The title is also annotated on the reverse ‘VI’ (No.6). Published by Okeanos Editions, 1990/1991 Los Angeles.
Printed at La Paloma, 1990 Tujunga California.
“BEARING LIGHT was a response to the physical act of printing: an image that leaves it’s own trace of weight on the paper. I wanted to return to the origins of printing: wood ink and paper. Several of the prints carry the traces of the nails with which the wooden plates were assembled, similar to the cut-outs pioneered by Gauguin and Munch.” Gormley describes his work as “an attempt to materialise the place at the other side of appearance where we all live.” Winner of the Turner Prize in 1994.
Note the work is signed/titled etc verso…which has given Gormley plenty of room to work with!