Ex-Machina

Paul Thirkell, Ex-Machina, R.K. Burt Gallery, 57-61 Union Street, London, SE1, until 27th August 2015

Primal Scene, Paul Thirkell, archival inkjet print, 2014 © Paul Thirkell

Primal Scene, Paul Thirkell, archival inkjet print, 2014
© Paul Thirkell

Paul Thirkell was one of the forerunners in digital inkjet printmaking processes and was the winner of the R.K. Burt prize in the 2014 National Original Print Competition.  This exhibition celebrates his wide range of print making techniques which are unified in his subject matter which comes from scientific and natural history images, garnered from old journals and encyclopaedias.  The result is a colourful melange of old and new techniques which bring – in the artist’s own words – ‘a dream-like quality that would no longer make sense as scientific illustrations.’

Ex Machina, Paul Thirkell, photo etching, drypoint, collagraph and monoprint, 2015 © Paul Thirkell

Ex Machina, Paul Thirkell, photo etching, drypoint, collagraph and monoprint, 2015
© Paul Thirkell

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Secrets of the Deep, Paul Thirkell, archival inkjet print, 2015 © Paul Thirkell

Secrets of the Deep, Paul Thirkell, archival inkjet print, 2015
© Paul Thirkell

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