Monday, 2 July 2012

Lee Tisdall

Lee Tisdall is a fantastic screen printing artist based here at the Bluecoat. Lee uses layering techniques with collage to create beautifully textured details within a simplistic stripped version of his topic. It has always been said that if an artist can use just a few marks to create a recognisable figure, they have a true talent. Lee's Superman print and new 'The Dude' from the film The Big Lebowski prints highlight why collage art has been a trend bubbling under the radar for quite some time now.

Each print boasts bold colours, graphic lines and fine textures. Minimalistic clean lines and colour is broken up with collage and precise layers, building interesting details in juxtaposition to the sharp lines.
Following Lee's blog however, we've found a new print that I desperately want! 

Lee created this Marc Bolan, T-Rex, 2 colour screen print specially for his wife. Here at Nook & Cranny we've now become renowned for listening to Radio Absolute 60's, playing all the great hits from the 50's to the 70's - including many a T-Rex song! Lee has kept his signature collage style in this print and used a perfectly complimenting unusual colour to offset the details. We understand this is probably a special one- off, so, perhaps a Jimi Hendrix version or Bob Dylan next maybe Lee?!

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