Monday, 15 January 2018

The Disasters of Everyday Life

BlainSouthern is a contemporary art gallery with galleries in London and Berlin. It was started in September 2010 by Harry Blain and Graham Southern, who had sold their previous gallery, Haunch of Venison, to Christie's.

For their first exhibition with Blain|Southern, Jake and Dinos Chapman expand on their career-long preoccupation with Francisco Goya’s series of etchings, The Disasters of War. The Disasters of Everyday Life presents, for the first time, their latest body of sculptural work in a dialogue with three full sets of Goya’s prints, each set substantially reworked in a different way by the Chapman brothers. You can read more about the exhibition here.
This is the invitation to the private view held in October. The front of the invitation is an image from the exhibition photographed by Prudence Cuming.
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The invitation is A5 (148x210mm), Landscape and is printed Offset Litho and hot foil blocked on one side. The invitation side, below, is printed in a cool grey solid and is hot foil blocked in metallic gunmetal foil.
Printing is by Identity, based in Paddock Wood, Kent and they have made a superb job of it - colour reproduction and the muted solid colours look superb - the hot foil blocking is perfectly executed (Identity are one of the few printers to have hot foil blocking facilities 'in-house')
The invitation is printed on our Omnia 320gsm and is duplexed (to 640gsm) making it over 1mm thick. The use of Omnia means that the image has reproduced faithfully, however the invitation still has an uncoated tactile feel. The solid grey on the reverse looks and feels great and of course, foiling looks great on Omnia as it has a high bulk and therefore settles into the sheet well.
Posted by Justin Hobson 15.01.2018

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