Kodi (Goodbye)

Kodi (Goodbye)

To Live with Caution not with Fear IV

To Live with Caution not with Fear IV

Claire Zinn

Edge of the Sky II

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PRESENTED BY : David Krut Projects


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Frame Thin Black Frame
Edition Size 7
Medium 10-colour reduction linocut
Height (cm) 34
Width (cm) 28
Artist Claire Zinn
Year Created 2021

The Day Lingered, a solo show by Claire Zinn can be seen at the David Krut Projects, Blue House, 151 Jan Smuts Avenue,Parkwood, Johannesburg from 4 September –23 October 2021.

“Many of my artworks are inspired by the natural world and finding new ways of exploring it on paper” Claire Zinn

Zinn has  mastered  the  complex  printing  technique  of  reduction  linocut,  a process that results in a multi-coloured, multi-layered print carved from a single block. Usually the lightest areas of the image are carved and printed first, before the  block  is  “reduced”  by  carving back  into  the  matrix  again  and  again.  This creates subsequent layers, which are printed with successively darker inks onto the  same  paper  surface. Once  a  layer  has  been  printed,  the  matrix  for  it  is destroyed as the block is re-carved for the following layers. By the end of the process, often very little of the relief remains, and no more prints can be made.

Zinn has considered whether her affinity for reductive linocuts comes from her history and love of painting, as she is able to create more shades, lights and darks. The technique also allowed her to use up to 16 colours in a single print–resulting  in striking  monochromatic  areas  alongside  lush  patches  of  colourful foliage in  her  works. Significantly  Zinn’s  approach and  application  of  the reductive  medium begins  to transgress the  visual  boundaries  of  linocut  and block  printing  as  the  images  are  transformed  into  an  almost hyper  realistic visual form.