Rabley Gallery will be launching two new prints for the London Original Print Fair Online from 1 May. In arches –across and arches –between, each image entices exploration through a field of colour. The viewer is absorbed into the space, initially unaware of the reconfiguration of perspective and location. Combining contemporary archival digital and woodcut printmaking methods, enhances the fluxus in the surface of these prints.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Prudence Ainslie is primarily a printmaker. She documents places with the intention of re-analysing the act of seeing. For her the viewing experience is absorbed through process and the re-working of multiple media – By folding, layering, and abstracting to create subtle illusions and construct tangible worlds that allude to the original space. There is an interrogation of the fluctuation between the reading of the two-dimensional and three-dimensional.
Her images often bring together the traditional 20th century woodcut and contemporary digital printing methods, exploiting the subtle layering of contrasting print media.
Ainslie’s work is held by public collections including UK: Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, Golder-Thompson Collection; Chichester University; Swindon Museum and Gallery Collection, Wiltshire; USA: United Therapeutics Corp. Collection, USA.
Ainslie was born in Wiltshire, UK in 1990. She studied BA(Hons.) Fine Art, Printmaking, at the University of Brighton, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2013. Alongside working in her studio and exhibiting, Ainslie also has printmaking experience as studio assistant for artists Eileen Cooper RA. and Sara Lee, and as Print Editioner for Sanguine Studios, Bermondsey. She was Archivist & Studio assistant for artist Tom Hammick from 2013 -2015.