We partnered with four different Brooklyn print studios to create an exclusive suite of prints by four Uprise Art artists. Limited-edition, numbered, and signed, these prints arrive framed and are perfect for gifting.
Haven Press translated Adrian Kay Wong’s schematic painting One and Two and… (Corner) to create a four-color screen print that features raw paper in the bottom left corner. Adrian describes the print as a return to one of his earliest paintings which “preserves the same fundamental elements that have always been a part of my work”, yet is “executed with newer sensibilities.”
“The graphic quality of the minimal, yet prominent color shapes emphasizes the ‘blocking out’ nature of not only my painting approach, but the printmaking process too. By exposing an unprinted corner of the print, we pay homage to the surface quality of the paper as well as recognizing negative space as a potential form in the parallel, slanted bodies.” -Adrian Kay Wong
“The works are emblematic of screen printing’s strengths: strong, flat colors applied in large fields with crisp edges that form a composition at first deceptively simple yet not unlike a puzzle in its actual complexity.” -Mark Herschede, Haven Press
“Throughout the process, I was able to experiment with color theory and how it applies to printing as compared to painting. What really blew my mind was the way my friend Leslie at Du-Good Press was able to capture the textural detail of my paint strokes, taking the lush thickness of oil on canvas and translating it into a flat print.” -Erin Lynn Welsh
“Chartreuse and delicate pinks play a role in opposing each other and coming together in times of neutrality. Her color scheme is a scientific balance of transparent overlays coming and going to blend in and disappear into one another yet accentuated by bold reds and and calming blues.” -Leslie Diuguid, Du-Good Press
Shoestring Press fashioned two ambitious, eight color reduction prints, where each successive layer of color represents additional carving into the original linoleum block, to produce a graphic limited edition of Kristin Texeira’s work, Mixed into Yesterday’s Dreams and Sunset Blue Hour.
“[Mixed Into Yesterday’s Dreams] was my favorite piece from my time in Bisbee, AZ. Something clicked in me the day I painted it - it was very meditative and intuitive. Nothing was planned other than focusing on energy from the day before which was a mix of interacting with strangers followed by a series of fever dreams in and out of sleep.” -Kristin Texeira
“This piece has become an exploration in what could be called folk physics - balancing the working properties of ink and paper with pressure and coverage and the topography of carving to constantly adjust to the changing landscape of the reduction matrix. It’s really appropriate that this landscape-flavored abstraction, with its reference to desert landforms forged by geological forces, should also make us as printmakers more deeply consider the landscape of the press bed and its counterbalancing forces, including the mind at work to harness those forces.” -Lane Sell, Shoestring Press
Bushwick Print Lab duplicated Rubin 415’s designs on white and black paper to create Night and Day versions of his works using grey and copper inks.
“The past decade has been the most productive in my career so far and this collection is not only the result of the hours that I have spent on it, but rather a reflection of every work that I have ever created. The signature elements that I have been tweaking and re-tweaking for the past ten years have gained new perspective through reflection, making this collection a symbolic pit stop to the present day.” -Rubin 415
“Tony has a strong and beautiful artistic vision that we are thrilled to translate through the medium of screen printing. His warm geometric composition is refreshing and he we sincerely enjoy working with him.” -Jennifer S. Harris & Ray Cross, Bushwick Print Lab
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