Richard Downs

I love Ancient Greek Mythology. It is fantastic, scary, absurd and ridiculous at times yet ancient cultures believed in these tales and even today people still believe. I take a sort of revisionist view of Mythology in my work, after all isn’t all visual media a Mythology of some sort? The Monotypes are are transfer technique that I reengineered from seeing the works of Paul Klee and Edgar Degas work that had a line quality that looked like nothing I had seen before and I needed to get it into my work. There are elements of chance, randomness and surprise that happens to the work during the printmaking process. These are Monotypes meaning there is only one impression of the work, they are all unique unlike Monotype that creates series of pieces built around a repeating matrix. I work on acid free handmade Japanese paper with archival inks and no two pieces are alike.

Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs
Richard Downs

Couple No.324 21" x 16"