Sarah Frances

PRINTMAKER PROFILE

ARTIST STATEMENT

My current creative practice involves making prints using photo-based imagery and lithography. I studied painting at Wimbledon School of Art, where I first became interested in printmaking and photography.

Over the years I have accumulated a substantial bank of photographic material and concentrated more on experimental printmaking techniques using the photos taken in various European cities as a starting point. From 2005 -2016 I lived in Cologne, Germany collaborating with the Koelner Grafikwerkstatt on printmaking projects and was a regular member of the workshop. There I began experimenting with traditional etching techniques using various surfaces.

During this time I travelled extensively to other European cities, taking photographs of the changing cityscapes, in particular, post-war era buildings, empty shops and window reflections. I had intended to make artist books using the images but discovered polyester plate lithography and have sepnt the last few years back in the UK developing a series of prints using this photographic archive.

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SELECTED PRINTS

2020_27-5-CROP

Industrial Landscape

by Sarah Frances

Polyester plate litho, block print & chine collé on Arches 88

2020_27-4-CROP

Venice/Trento

by Sarah Frances

Polyester plate lithograph & block print on BFK Rives

2020_27-1-CROP

Verona/Vienna

by Sarah Frances

Polyester plate litho & block print on BFK Rives

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