Signs of Entry, by Basil Beattie RA
This limited edition print is displayed as part of the Basil Beattie RA: A Passage of Time exhibition in the Keeper’s House of the Royal Academy of Arts from 23 February – 23 April 2018.
|Artist||Basil Beattie RA|
|Dimensions||61 x 72.5cm|
|Fabric & material||Woodcut|
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While Basil Beattie is best known for his abstract paintings featuring architectural motifs, often including stairs, ladders and tunnels, his works on paper have formed an important part of his practice throughout his illustrious career. Psychological and physical complexity abound in the deceptively simple visual language used by Beattie to explore certain preoccupations, such as the passing of time and notions of the journey.
This work uses the motif of the tunnel to explore perspective. Printed with oil-based inks, this screenprint has a luscious surface quality that is further enhanced by the addition of woodblock printing. Advanced Graphics, London, printed and published this limited edition print.