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Artist Statement  PAUL ELMES

 

I began by reusing old lino cut prints made at school to form grid collage pieces. The ‘leaf’ motif developed from a doodle I made whilst at art college from fleur-de-lys patterned wallpaper in a pub in Ardwick, Manchester. I continually doodle this motif to the point where the lines have become more fluid and rounded. This natural form contrasts with the linear squares.

 
£375. Screen-print on collage   Default 15006 by PAUL ELMES,

£375. Screen-print on collage

Default 15006 by PAUL ELMES,

£375. Screen-print on collage   Default 15021 by PAUL ELMES,

£375. Screen-print on collage

Default 15021 by PAUL ELMES,

Using a collage of found visual backgrounds mounted on paper, I then either paint or screen-print the leaf motif onto these squares. These random elements generate interesting colour combinations and visual textures. I am currently experimenting using paint only.

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