KATHY KELER

computer prints before 1999.............................

 


Computer/ Mixed Media Multiples


Derived from a series of paintings I began in 1997, these new prints continue my exploration into the possibilities of the computer image as an expressive form. They are a true synthesis of my 20 years of painting and 5 years of computer graphics experience. The medium is late 20th century, but I draw my inspiration mostly from medieval/ early renaissance art and from surrealism. In fact, the computer1s ability to revise infinitely, without cost, has encouraged my tendency to refine and polish an image over a long period of time. This kind of meditative development is usually associated with art from an earlier age.


Late Bloomer II
1999, 24" x 17",
computer print with varnishes
edition of 12

higher resolution
image

Technique
The images start from high-res digital scans made from photographs of my paintings. I will sometimes combine a section of one painting with a section of another, perhaps altering their relative scale; or create a new element directly on the computer to use with one these sections. From then on I develop the image on the computer screen, using the paint and image-editing tools available in Photoshop. This stage takes place in small increments over a long period of time (usually several months) during which I output dozens of proofs and experiment with a variety of varnishes to bring out the painterly depth of the piece. For the final pieces, I apply the varnishes after spraying them with a uv-resistant clear spray; then the prints are archivally mounted on acid-free foamcor.


 

 

Envoi
1999, 13" x 34", computer print with varnishes
edition of 12

Secret Keeper
1999, 22" x 16", computer print with varnishes
edition of 6

 

 

Late Bloomer
1999, 10" x 19", computer print with varnishes
edition of 12

Price: $150

 

Remembrance
1999, 18" x 9", computer print with varnishes
edition of 12
higher resolution image

 

 

Half-remembered
1999, 12" x 17", computer print with varnishes
edition of 12

 

 

In-Between
1999, 11" x 15", computer print with varnishes
edition of 12

 

 


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