Cotton Mouth by Michael O'Reilly
In his printmaking debut, Michael O’Reilly combines the medium's expressive and gestural potential with elements from his painting practice.
Produced in the RA Schools in a limited edition of 120, each print is signed and numbered by the artist.
|Dimensions||21 x 29.7cm|
|Fabric & material||Screenprint|
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This is the first print O’Reilly has produced. His multi-layered and multi-coloured screen print exploits the medium’s expressive and gestural potential to powerfully evoke sensations within different landscapes ranging from the intimately domestic to the epic sublime. O’Reilly’s imaginary and sometimes idyllic landscapes resemble real scenarios where he places mystifying objects and figures that relate to personal memories and conflicting feelings. Found photographs as well as everyday encounters and journeys provide the inspiration for O’Reilly’s work.
This print was one of a suite of four small-scale works produced by recent RA Schools graduates to celebrate the opening of the Keeper’s House (other works in the suite are by Adham Faramawy, Nancy Milner and Charlie Billingham).
All proceeds from the sale of RA Editions prints go directly to support the RA Schools
O’Reilly’s imaginary and sometimes idyllic landscapes resemble real scenarios in which he places mystifying objects and figures relating to personal memories and conflicting feelings. His work intends to articulate close sensory experiences. Found photographs, as well as everyday encounters and journeys, provide the inspiration for O’Reilly’s work.
This print is one of a suite of four small-scale works produced by RA Schools graduates to celebrate the opening of the Keeper’s House. Other works in the suite by Adham Faramawy, Nancy Milner and Charlie Billingham are also available.
The RA Editions programme generates valuable revenue for the RA and in particular the RA Schools.