Russell Hughes' Language of Addiction' Collograph Prints(unframed)
Russell Hughes is an artist and printmaker based near York.
His work is inspired by the spaces we find all around us – their visual characteristics, our experience of them, and what they tell us about the societies in which we live.
Russell’s current work explores spatial connections between our daily lives and global issues such as climate change. Spaces such as road networks, car showrooms, petrol stations are local, every day, familiar spaces but are also strong signifiers of fossil fuel addiction and hence of climate change. These spaces are also architecturally and visually very distinct.
The ‘Language of Addiction I’ edition of prints references the visual language of these spaces, hence the '(Visual) Language of (Fossil Fuel) Addiction'.
The prints have been developed from observation, internet research and photography of the relevant spaces, followed by drawing to create the abstracted designs.
A collagraph is a printmaking process whereby a textured plate is created by carving or adding materials to a piece of mountboard. Different textures and materials hold varying amounts of ink to create different effects in the finished print. The plate is inked, wiped and printed using a printing press.
The ‘Language of Addiction’ prints use a variety of plates to produce the contrasts of colour, pattern and texture within each print and across the series as a whole.
The prints feature in The Potential of Pattern. Contact us about the framed pieces
48.5cm x 21cm