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NGV Limited Edition - Andrew Clapham, Subtopian Sign

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NGV Limited Edition - Andrew Clapham, Subtopian Sign



The Melbourne Now Print Portfolio comprises twelve new prints commissioned especially for the exhibition. Contributing one print each, established and emerging artists explored a range of techniques, with the diversity of work reflecting Melbourne’s dynamic and flourishing print community.

Artist and designer Andrew Clapham works across printmaking, branding, illustration and print design. Printmaking is at the core of his multidisciplinary practice, which merges traditional and contemporary techniques and often harnesses manual, craft-centred processes. Influenced by the visual languages of activism and politics, Clapham’s work is underpinned by his deep knowledge of printmaking’s history and methods across commercial and artistic traditions.

Each edition is signed and numbered by the artist.

Edition of 15.

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Colour screenprint
Approximately A2 in size

About the artwork

For Melbourne Now, Clapham has been commissioned to create a new screenprint that draws upon his ongoing research into how manufactured landscapes and ever-accelerating change impact the natural world. Engaging with the aesthetics of modernist abstraction, he combines markers of minimalism and constructivism with visual cues taken from city life, including industrial iconography, hazard signage and experimental typography.

Here, Clapham turns his gaze to the urban geography of Melbourne’s west, where he prints all his work at Sunshine Print Artspace, overlaying photographic imagery with graphic shapes rendered in his trademark cobalt/cerulean blue ink. This sublime colour, often chosen to evoke sea and sky, is used to create systematic, grid-like patterns, suggesting the uneasy collision of nature and culture. Drawing upon printmaking’s legacies in both advertising and art-making, Clapham presents a subtle critique of urban construction degrading the Australian environment.

Andrew Clapham Subtopian sign 2022; colour screenprint; ed. 1/15. Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2022
© Andrew Clapham

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NGV Limited Edition - Andrew Clapham, Subtopian Sign



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