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Transition Development; Blue, Red, Black

by John Carter RA

This limited edition acquatint print by John Carter RA was first shown in an exhibition of prints to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2018.

Produced in a limited edition of 30, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.

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Artwork details

Dimensions 64cm
Fabric & material Aquatint
Edition 30
Medium Print

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Product story

This vibrant print, Transition Development: Blue, Red, Black is part of the Transition series which Carter has been working on since 2012.

"[The title of the series] refers to the transition, from left to right, of a channel of space which cuts into the body of the work, dividing it into two zones, one which points to the left and the other which points to the right. Two squares, one above the other, in various dimensions, are another feature of the theme."

Influenced by the works of European concrete and constructivist artists, John Carter’s printmaking is closely related to his process of developing the abstract wall objects for which he is best known.


The RA Editions programme generates valuable revenue for the RA and in particular the RA Schools.​​

Influenced by the works of European concrete and constructivist artists, John Carter’s printmaking is closely related to his process of developing the abstract wall objects for which he is best known.

Made in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy, this vibrant new print is part of the Transition theme which the artist has been working on since 2012. As Carter explains, it ‘refers to the transition, from left to right, of a channel of space which cuts into the body of the work, dividing it into two zones, one which points to the left and the other which points to the right. Two squares, one above the other, in various dimensions, are another feature of the theme.’

All proceeds from sales of this work go directly to support the non-profit-making areas of the Royal Academy, particularly the RA Schools.

About John Carter RA

John Carter RA is best known for his abstract sculptures. His work is frequently described as being a dialogue between painting and sculpture. It consists mainly of constructed “wall-objects”, often with a mathematical basis. Fully three-dimensional works have been less frequent in his output.

Carter was born in Middlesex in 1942 and studied at the Twickenham School of Art from 1958... Go to artist page