ARTIST STATEMENT

SINCLAIR ASHMAN, FINE ART PRINTMAKER


Sinclair and Printmaking

My practice is in deliberate and stark contrast with his controlled, client-focused work as a graphic designer. My highly textured, largely abstract prints are elemental expressions of mood and immediate, unplanned responses to everyday materials. In essence, I see the print as a three-dimensional medium, often employing deep impressions in thick, high quality papers.

When printing, peeling the paper from the plate always quickens the pulse, in anticipation of the anomalies that almost always occur – those exciting and surprising interactions of plate, ink and paper.

 

Biography: A fine art printmaker and educator, born in London, but living and working in Horncastle, on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. As a member of the Print Room group at The Ropewalk arts centre in Barton upon Humber, Sinclair has developed a unique approach to the collagraph technique, experimenting with a wide range of printing plate materials, print sizes and inks. His work has been shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition, and his first major solo show, ‘Anomalies’, was exhibited at The Ropewalk during September and October 2016.

Education: Sinclair received his degree in Graphic Design from the London College of Printing – now University of the Arts, London – in 1986.

 

sinclair@sinclairashman.com
www.sinclairashman.com