Just out of Reach by Carne Griffiths

I’m delighted to be launching a new 20×16″ print on Wednesday the 27th Jan, with Derbby.

Derbby have a unique price structure which works great, making the early prints in an edition extremely accessible.  The usual selling price of Derbby Prints is $149 but for the Flash Sale the price drops to $25.. and that’s where it gets interesting, each successive sale raises the price by $1 !

Derbby aren’t cutting corners however, the print is made on a bright white Epson archival paper at a heavy 330gsm! this is embossed with the Derbby logo and accompanied by an artists signature by way of a certificate applied to the reverse of the piece… this results in a clean ready to frame image.

The piece itself was created in January of 2016 and experiments with creating more layering and more detail than usual, I wanted to give Derbby an image that would translate well in the reduction to a print, making the detail finer and crisper.  Continuing on from the earlier piece this year entitled all I want is everything, the piece reflects on commercial desire, our relationship with nature, and the unattainable.   I’ve included some work in progress images below to show the process of making the work.

If you are interested, the original work will also be made available through Derbby via a unique bidding system.  Checkout www.derbby.com for more details.

All I Want is Everything by Carne Griffiths

Ink and Tea on bockingford watercolour paper

All I Want is Everything

Delighted to have new work showing in the opening exhibition of London’s West Bank Gallery ‘Big Bang’ will feature works from Ben Allen | DANK | Mydogsighs | Jim Starr | K-Guy | Schoony | Copyright | Gemma Compton | Paul McGowan | Emmanuel Albaret | James Mylne | Cheba | Osch | Carleen de Sozer | Henry Hate | Kimberly Thomas and more.

For more information or to attend the Launch on Thursday 14th Jan – please contact guestlist@londonwestbank.com

For other Originals Prints and Postcards please visit www.carnegriffiths.com

This is probably the final piece created for 2015, a hypnotic state, for a client in the US.

EPSON scanner image

The piece returns to a theme of shattered glass that I used in the Inkd Gallery exhibition Fragile a number of years back – I am fascinated by optics and also how best to convey them in this medium.  The thing about drawing glass is that it has very little form or shape itself.  It’s interesting, the way in which it displaces the things round it.

I’m excited about expanding the palette with a new range of calligraphy inks with a more intense colour base too and I discovered a number of new techniques working this new commission – one of which was to enhance the immediate and visceral graphite lines by tracing over them deliberately with fountain pen.  There is something about the contrast of the two marks together on the page that I find really exciting, one is the chaos of the free line that comes from the subconscious, and the second is the very deliberate line, that follows the same path but in a different way.  There is a repetition about the process but also a contrast in the approach, and for me it really helps draw attention and give importance to the parts of the work that are more spontaneous and automatic.

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Adding geometric detail in amber ink

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Ink detail, with ‘enhanced ‘ graphite lines

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Outlining and enhancing with calligraphy ink

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Natural ink separation with surface pattern added in fountain pen

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Creating solid forms from accidental marks

Here’s a little Xmas offer for those still following the blog

String Theory is now available from the Shop here and if you use the voucher code spring50 there is £50 off, for the first 12 orders only

Thanks so much for following the work and looking forward to seeing where it goes with you in 2016.

Carne

EPSON scanner image

Delighted to be launching the print ‘Inner Worlds’ price starts from just $25 at 10:30am PST or 6:30pm GMT today, 4th December.

http://derbby.com/carnegriffiths/innerworlds

Prices increase by $1 on each sale – get in early ;)

Inner Worlds by Carne Griffiths (Custom) (2)
Dimensions: 16″w x 20″h  Archival Ink (Pigment Based) printed on 330 g/m2 Epson Hot Press Bright White Paper

Here’s a few pics of work from 2015 turned into a postcard set.

You can purchase the set online here

Each piece is printed onto 350gsm board and has a postcard layout on the reverse with details about the original piece.  The postcards form an edition of 3500 cards, each card is hand signed by my fair hand and editioned in the left hand corner in pencil.  Furthermore – you can choose a personalised hand drawn envelope for these postcards making them an ideal gift or stocking filler for xmas.  Thanks for following the blog and sorry I’ve been away so long :)2015 set smallString Theory PostcardFly PostcardRara Avis postcard

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The new ltd edition print Barrier is now available from the online shop

signing

Barrier was created for exhibition at Stroke Art Fair in Munich, 2013.  The original was shown with Coates and Scarry and is one of the few pieces featuring a male subject.  The original is created with expressive graphite lines and then layers of ink stripped back with boiling water.  The piece also features a delicate barbed wire motif printed with a rubber stamp as if in a wallpaper pattern.

‘The piece represents freedom from self imposed restraints, belonging to a series in which the artist explores our relationship with nature and pattern, using floral motifs such as wallpaper as a 2 dimensional divide between ourselves and nature.’

Ed Size: 75
A/P’s 5
Size 70 x 50cm
Price £250

The new print ‘Still’ has been released ahead of May’s solo exhibition in Milan.. http://www.carnegriffiths.com/shop-2/still/

still

New post over at http://www.carnegriffiths.com

Floral explosion

Floral explosion

Head over to the new website now for more details.

beautiful decay

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