Exhibitions: Alan Davie Recent Paintings and Gouaches, James Hyman Fine Art, London, 22 October - 19 November 2003.
This boxed set of 34 screenprints was commissioned and published by James Hyman Gallery in celebration of the artist's exhibition at the gallery of Recent Paintings and Goauches in October 2003. This exhibition coincided with the artist's retrospective at Tate St Ives.
Each box contains 34 screenprints. Each of the screenprints is separately signed and numbered by the artist.
Each screen print measures 22.5cm x 24.5cm.
These 34 screenprints are published in an edition of 34.
Discussing his drawing technique in a series of letters exchanged with James Hyman published in the catalogue accompanying a recent exhibition of his work at James Hyman Fine Art Ltd, Alan Davie noted:have been making drawings with a brush on paper for many years - often laying out say ten sheets on the floor. On each I make a mark or simplified form, but each time in a different place. Then I continue to add another, repeated on each page, but in a different direction - over and over. Inevitably this results in a series of variations on an evolving theme, through spontaneous improvisation. In this way, many ideas for paintings have been discovered, and eventually carried forward in different scales and media - often leading to a series of variations on a single theme, which originally evolved from drawings."
(Alan Davie in "Introduction", Alan Davie, exhibition catalogue, James Hyman Fine Art, London, 2003, p. 6)