Frances Arnold creates minimalist, geometric prints inspired by her daily movement between vast rural landscapes and contained urban architecture. Minimalism meets colour in her unique limited edition prints.
In each print, Frances combines precise, architecture-inspired drawings in pen and pencil with a passion for the colourful and textured world of ink, paper and print. Frances combines her love of drawing with the physicality of printmaking to convey a hand-drawn, textured and pastel-like quality to her screenprints. Her subtle use of embossing accentuates voids and colours playfully alter our perception of light, materials and space.
“I am fascinated by convergence of multiple perspectives; shifting the eye between illusions of space and the material reality of ink and paper. The visually disorientating images of artists like Bridget Riley and the delicate drawings of Richard Tuttle are hugely influential. I often create work in series and title prints to reflect the place and concepts that inspired the early drawings.”
Frances Arnold studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, prints at Northern Print in Newcastle and lives in Northumberland. Her reductive drawings and prints have been exhibited in galleries and site-specific contexts across the UK and Scandinavia.