Tokyo is part of the JTC Wols series - 100 Limited Edition Prints.
Printed at 1440 dpi, with 8 passes, using an Epson HDR 10-colour pigment ink system.
Printed on Hahnemuhle Photorag 308gsm. An archival quality heavy-duty matt paper made of 100% cotton rag with a natural white tone and superb black saturation.
Signed sticker with embossed seal on the reverse side confirming edition number and date (see image for close up detail of reverse side sticker).
Baiir logo and title on the front (see image for close up detail).
Posted in a tube and shipped complete with signed certificate of guarantee (see image for close up detail of certificate with embossed silver foil).
Gallery / archival quality giclée fine art print.
ABOUT THE WORK:
The process for a typical piece in this series starts with a simple, hard edge, vector illustration, created on an Apple Mac in Adobe Illustrator. This illustration is then printed onto a 5mm foamex panel using a high resolution digital printer.
The foamex panel is then worked up using traditional methods, such as acrylic paint, brushes, palette knife etc. The result is then passed back into the computer, by stitching together high resolution digital photographs of the foamex panel.
The piece then continues to be developed in a digital format, bringing in more hard edge vector, or manipulated bitmaps.
This digital / traditional discussion can be repeated many times, making multiple passes in and out of the computer.
The overall effect of the process becomes a type of syllogistic argument, one part being the digital, the other the traditional. The traditional methods are a less controlled, emotional response, they’re impulsive, instinctive and intuitive. The digital methods provide absolute control, they’re strategic, timed, calm and deliberate.
This diametric approach pretty much sums up the work in this series, you'll always find two means or values that make up the whole.
I'm always happy to talk about my work, or send you more detail images if you require. Please get in touch if you have any questions!