Ceres print at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Inspired and enthralled by the sophisticated colours of Lithuanian painter Ciurlionis, at Between Worlds, Dulwich Picture Gallery. The ethereal beauty of his work, prolifically fore-fronted modern art, before a ridiculously premature death. A metaphorical bridge, crossing art boundaries, crossing between spiritual territories.
Flo and I were asked to interpret the exhibition for a weekend of natural dye printing at the gallery. Ciurlionis’s sea curves, mystical symbols, soft smudged forms, and lilac-gold spiritual underworlds provided abstracted inspiration. There was a serenity to compositions, reflections, that I visualised as playful negative-positive overlapping shapes. Rose gold, textured and heavily patterned. I was impatient to see how our participants translated the paintings, within the scope of screen printing.

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