Back in April we took time out of the studio to pay a much awaited visit to the British Museum to see The American Dream: Pop to the Present.
Encompassing 6 decades of contemporary American prints from the museum’s collection; this exhibition packs plenty of inspiration, presenting printmaking as a diverse and innovative discipline loaded with potential.
An exhibition of riches, with works from Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jim Dine and Ed Rusha; our highlight was Richard Serra. Commonly known for his large steel sculptures; here, Serra is featured as a draughtsman, combining drawing with printmaking. Large – though not comparable to the extremity of his sculpture – Serra’s heavily layered, strong, black, paintstik marks have been applied over drawings through the mesh of a silk screen, forming intense, opaque monochromes.