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Trevor Price is one of our long-term favourite artists - Trevor specialises in drypoints and etchings that are handmade and hand printed in his studios in London and St. Ives. For this exhibition, he has also created a new body of paintings.
Trevor studied at Falmouth and Winchester Schools of Art. He is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. Trevor exhibits widely throughout Europe and has won several national printmaking awards. In 2011 at Printfest, the art fair dedicated to printmaking, he became the 'Printmaker of the Year'. His work is held in various collections including those by his Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent, Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge), Yinchuan Contemporary Art Museum (China), Guangdong Museum of Art (China), Yale University (USA), Office of Public Works (Dublin), University of Wales and Bank of England.
Trevor was commissioned in 2019 to produce his largest print to date (105x170cm) on the theme of The Silk Road, with the resulting work destined for Beijing and to hang in an exhibition in the National Art Museum of China later in the year.
Trevor's work will be shown with sculptures by Richard Jack. Richard was born in Zimbabwe and began his career as an artist in South Africa in the 70s. In 2002, he moved to the UK where he continues to exhibit both locally and internationally. He has been commissioned for both private and public sculptures in Zimbabwe, UK, Denmark and Germany.
Richard's figurative sculptures incorporate the mediums of wood, stone and steel. They are influenced by Africa and the times we live in. Contrasts of form, material and surface reflect the ambiguities of existence: the combination of strength and fragility, timelessness and the passage of time, the individual and the group. A recurring theme is the importance of the family, comforting and supporting one another in this rapidly changing world. In art, Richard has found the means to express his continually changing thoughts, imaginings and memories. It is about life, light and form - balanced, tense, suspended and under pressure.
Etching and drypoint
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Trevor Price works from studios in Bermondsey/London and St. Ives/Cornwall.
He was born in 1966 and grew up in Cornwall. He studied Printmaking at Falmouth and then Winchester School of Art. On leaving college he found work in a London etching studio, with this being a hugely important time, learning the skills of professional printmaking in the way of an old fashioned apprenticeship. On returning to Cornwall, Trevor based himself in St. Ives. Then in his mid-twenties, and with the artistic influences of St. Ives, his work began to change and develop. Trevor has since returned to London, but has maintained the St. Ives base, from where he also still works. The Cornwall, and chiefly St. Ives connection, naturally comes through in Trevor's work. He spends a lot of time in St. Ives drawing the surroundings. Understandably artists with a St. Ives connection, such as Ben Nicholson and William Scott, have a large influence on his work. Other artists that influence him include Picasso, Henry Moore, Elizabeth Frink and Cecil Collins.
Trevor's subject matter in some way is a reflection of his life. Some of the pieces are about the intimacy between a couple, and others show the normal obsessions of any man. Trevor describes himself as an artist/printmaker, and not just an artist. It is the opportunity to experiment and the diversity of technique that draws him to the medium. Printmaking can be as simple as making some scratches on a piece of metal and inking those grooves and the burr they create (drypoint), to highly sophisticated multi-plate etchings. Variations/experimentation in printmaking can be endless. At the moment most of his figurative prints are drypoints of one form or another, usually on zinc or Perspex. The images using Perspex are made by drawing on the surface with a soldering iron, and then printing from those marks.