Sean Hanrahan

Category: Work on paper

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm.

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

Bonded Warehouses. Silkscreen on Fabriano Artistico, 43cmx53cm. 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonded Warehouses are photographs of the iconic and historic Bonded Warehouse buildings at the Port of Cork, Ireland. The Bonded Warehouses have held a particular fascination for me since moving to Cork city after graduating in 2005. In the late evening on the 31st of October 2014 I took a series of photographs of the Warehouses. I selected 3 images from that series, and through my ongoing experimentation with the halftone printing process, I have transposed these selected photographic images into ‘Fine Art prints’, using the medium of Silkscreen.

Klodetta.

Klodetta. 4 colour Silk screen, image size 60cmx40cm. 2013

Klodetta. 4 colour Silk screen, image size 60cmx40cm. 2013

Klodetta represents a series of photographs of my wife Masha Falaleeva. The works emphasis, is based on experimenting with the Halftone pixelated process to create fine art Print based Portraiture. I first became familiar with Halftone as a mass printing technique by looking under a magnifying glass at newspaper photographs and 1970’s book covers and illustrations. After graduating from college and looking for new means of research, I found myself once again looking at Halftone, this time by passing by everyday, low lying advertising billboards. This close up physical encounter gave me a new sense of Halftone as a means of visually reproducing imagery. I incorporate the depth of perception that Halftone brings to visually reproduce imagery into my own work, as is with Klodetta. The Halftone process of printing, which effectively replaced wood-engraving and lithography in the illustration of story’s; particularly newspapers and books, is its self becoming redundant by on-line technology and new methods of printing for media and advertising. Klodetta is a sort of mediation, between art and technology.

Klodetta. Etched Steel and Aerosol spray paint 50cmx43cm, 2012.

Klodetta. Etched Steel and Aerosol spray paint 50cmx43cm, 2012.

Klodetta. 3 colour Silkscreen 56cmx76cm 2015

Klodetta. 3 colour Silkscreen 56cmx76cm 2015

 

 

Oscillation VI. 4 colour Silkscreen on Fabriano paper, 63.5cmx63.5cm. 2016

 

Oscillation VI is continuation from Oscillate, a small series of variable Silkscreen prints. The emphasis of the work is based on my ongoing experimentation with the Halftone pixelated process. As with the Oscillate series, I choose not to use representational imagery, instead I have designed and inverted a Halftone matrix pattern. With this matrix pattern I’m layering colour offsets of the matrix to explore the possibility of the sustained and infinite continuity of its function, towards the purpose of design.

Oscillate. Silkscreen on Zerkall paper 45cmx55cm 2014/2015

Oscillate i

Oscillate i

Oscillate ii

Oscillate ii

Oscillate iii

Oscillate iii

Oscillate v

Oscillate v

Oscillate iv

Oscillate iv

Looking Fruit. Site specific work, Art Work Embassy Cork Art trail 2011.

Stories of Death by Dying, 2011

Stories of Death by Dying

 

Busker (Johnny Carter). Linocut on Paper and Cloth, Image size 185cmx102cm 2010

Busker on paper

Busker on paper

 

Busker (Johnny Carter). Linocut on Cloth, Image size (102cmx185cm ) 2010 .

Busker (Johnny Carter). Linocut on Cloth, Image size (102cmx185cm ) 2010 .

 


Self Portrait and Rembrandt. Pixelated half tone drawings, felt pen on paper. 2010

Rembrandt

Mixed media works on Paper

Drawings/Sketches, work on paper.

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