ARTISTS A-Z

Van Uytrecht, Kath

Again,The Quiver Tree At Sunrise

Again,The Quiver Tree At Sunrise

 

Katherine Van Uytrecht was born in 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied Printmaking at the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town where she graduated in 2002.

After graduating, Van Uytrecht moved from South Africa to Dublin. She joined the Graphic Studio Dublin in 2004 she has been editioning prints for the Graphic Studio Dublin, Stoney Road Press and privately for other artists and members. She has exhibited in various group shows in Ireland, Poland and South Africa.

Artist’s Statement:
How do my ideas develop from my imagination and transform into prints? Sometimes it can be difficult to describe the process when at the end a result can appear as if from nowhere. The snail delicate and fragile, moves methodically from A to B, the idea moves to a drawing and from there to a plate and then to ink and paper. And here, a wander, a few diversions and a happy accident until almost unnoticed the print arrives.


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Vaughan, Stephen

Recess

Recess

Stephen Vaughan was born in Co. Kilkenny in 1970. He graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design with a first class honours degree in fine art printmaking in 1994. Since then he attained membership from the Blackchurch print studio where he was able to continue his extensive career in printmaking. He has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. In 1998 he was part of the Temple Bar International Print show at the Original Print Gallery, in 1999 he was chosen to exhibit with the Blackchurch and Graphic studio members in a French print exchange show. In 2002 he was asked to produce a piece along with other selected printmakers as part of a major print exhibition in The Chester Beatty Library titled ‘The Holy Show’. The show was a huge success and toured the world.

Artist Statement

“The act of making is a fundamental, indeed primary, human activity. Artistic endeavour as part of that activity functions to interpret, illuminate and transform the world we live in. My work examines the varied landscapes and environments both internal and external that mankind inhabits. I work with large plates using all the techniques of intaglio to create highly textured images. I like to think of this as ‘building’ plates and in this sense there is a sculptural aspect to the work. It is an act of simulation. At times my prints have also approximated the characteristics of paintings. This transformation within the medium is of considerable interest to me.
My work is multifaceted culminating in the convergence of ideas, experiences, and events both current and historical. Anecdote plays a significant role in my work. The whole gamut of human kinds’ trials and tribulations; successes and failures, are explored. Elements within some compositions reference architectural form, representing the structures that man has devised for a functional society and civilisation. Visualised, is the way in which humanity has imposed itself on the natural world. How exploited. Compositional elements that are organic or apparently chaotic portray an oppositional viewpoint; nature as adversary to human enterprise. It is in the tension between these two forces that I place my mark.”


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