Saturday, 27 June 2015

etchings with an edge

A couple of weeks ago I caught this wonderful exhibition of Jason Hicklin's etchings at Eames Fine Art in London. These moody etchings evoke the brooding power of nature; the markmaking draw the eye across sweeping stretches of water and threatening skies.

They are full of foreboding yet mesmerising beauty.

The techniques used make the viewer feel that the prints exist on the edge of the possibilities of etching. The surface of the plates are deeply bitten, the image is worn into the plate adding to the illusion of depth and distance.

An inspiring exhibition visit.