Not For Web | Thirds I (framed)

by John Carter RA

This work is part of the Keeper’s House display John Carter RA: In Print, on show in The Belle Shenkman Room from 12 September 2019.

Please note that all framed works purchased will be available for collection from the Royal Academy of Arts at the end of the display by appointment with the RA.

£700.00

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Artwork details

Dimensions 40 x 40cm
Fabric & material Screenprint
Edition 50
Artist VAT Number GB239367631

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Product story

“To me, printmaking has become an adjunct to drawing and another way of expressing my ideas in relation to my three-dimensional work.”
John Carter RA, 2019

John Carter RA is well known for his three-dimensional work: angular, plywood forms which are often described as a “dialogue between painting and sculpture”. His printmaking has a strong relationship with these works, containing all of the signature elements of his practice: mathematical proportions, rotated shapes and flat coloured planes. Chosen for their dynamic composition, the prints selected for In Print range from earlier woodblock prints to more recent screenprints and etchings.

Thirds I features three overlapping squares layered on top of each other inside a maroon frame. Each square is equal to a third of the available area inside the frame, however their shape prevents them from covering the area. Therefore, the three squares overlap to fit into the space provided revealing the white space left around the squares, which is equal to the amount that they overlap. The area of the central square is a third of the area of the maroon frame.

Thirds I was published by The Print Studio, Cambridge.


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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... Go to artist page