SEAN MCDOWELL / MELBOURNE
The two series of collagraph prints have been created from individual cardboard plates. The artist has cut patterns into the material and peeled back the surface, in order to establish a number of layers. Each shape has then been arranged, overlapped and then glued onto the plate. The process also involved the use of block ink and a printing press, which was used to transfer the imagery onto paper. Each print has then been finished using a combination of aerosol and acrylic paint, which required using hand tools such as a scraper, sponge and paint brush. Although the prints appear to be non-objective, they make reference to modern architecture. Other movements such as Geometric Abstraction and Suprematism have also contributed to the establishment of his overall style.