Saturday 18th February 2017

Research: Robert Rauschenberg

I was particularly happy to have the opportunity to visit the Robert Rauschenberg exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London. The Screen Printing Room I found to be especially fascinating and inspirational.

This landmark exhibition celebrates his extraordinary six-decade career, taking you on a dazzling adventure through modern art in the company of a truly remarkable artist.

From paintings including flashing lights to a stuffed angora goat, Rauschenberg’s appetite for incorporating things he found in the streets of New York knew no limits. Pop art silkscreen paintings of Kennedy sit alongside 1000 gallons of bentonite mud bubbling to its own rhythm. Rauschenberg even made a drawing which was sent to the moon.

Each room captures a different moment of this rich journey, from Rauschenberg’s early response to abstract expressionism to his final works saturated in images and colour. Seen together they show how Rauschenberg rethought the possibilities for art in our time.

Saturday 28th January 2017

Inspired by the Screen Printing Workshop by Tara Reid, I purchased some second hand screens and screen printing equipment and I made myself a screen bed. The screens need cleaning up and I have researched methods to do this and purchased the correct cleaning fluid. All I need now is some spare time to get these cleaned.


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