Sean Hanrahan

Tag: work on paper

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

 

 

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

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

Skylark. Cork International Choral Festival Commissioned Artist (Etching edition) 2009.

Skylark. Civic trust house collection, Cork City, Ireland. 2009

colour etching and chine colle

Here is the accompanying text with the commissioned work

“I believe there’s not a more universally recognized and natural sound than that of a song bird. It can be heard in vast open spaces, the dense forests and in the urban sprawl of this Earth. Humans possess this great natural gift also, which lies within the human voice. I have chosen the skylark, that most frolicking of songster, as the main symbol in the work that i have created. This symbol represents and celebrates both the human and natural world’s gift, which is song.”

Sean Hanrahan march 2009

Mixed media works on Paper

Drawings/Sketches, work on paper.

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