George Osbourne MP (Chancellor) (2012)
Etching / Engraving by Adam Grose

$73.13 Sold

  • Etching / Engraving, Paper
  • From a limited edition of 2
  • Size: 8.27 × 10.24 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed and numbered on the front

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Adam Grose

United Kingdom

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This etching print is limited edition of two. Adam is selling #1 of 2.

This print was created in 2012 at Falmouth University and is one of a few etchings he did whilst at the university which will be for sale on here. It was the first time he used this style of drawing and printing and has been hooked ever since.

The image is similar in the sense of the David Cameron PM painting and the Michael Gove MP painting, exploring portraits from the media, but from a still life perspective of a screwed up piece of paper, aka rubbish. The image was experimental and yet has been praised by others including Professor Josph Danak from the Czech Republic, who said these images were unique and that he had never seen anything like this before.

The style of drawing and subject is an exploration in newspaper rubbish or the rubbish in newspapers depending on how you view it, (yesterday's news is tomorrow's fish and chip paper), as well as the Chancellor dealing with the UK economy and finance - therefore the paper the image is drawn from plays with the idea of paper money. Upon reflection it reveals the influences on Adam's work from cubism, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud's etchings in the style of drawing and it's production - possibly also in its execution and composition too.

This etching has been printed through a geared printing press.

Materials used:

Zinc Plate, Hard Ground, Acid Etched, Fabriano Paper, Ink.

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