Reduction Screen Print interpretations of modern skull paintings.
Vincent Van Gogh, Skull, 1887
Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Skull (Nature morte au crane), 1895-1900
Pablo Picasso, Still Life with Skull, Leeks and Pitcher, 1945
Andy Warhol, Skull, 1976
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled, 1982
Gerhard Richter, Skull with Candle (Schädel mit Kerze), 1983
Each 5-8 color print measures 8"x10" and the portfolio is a limited edition of 25 pieces.
A "How To"*, filmstrip-style video showing my reduction screen printing process.
In it, I make a 10 color portrait reduction screenprint of Divine – the star of John Waters’ 1972 film, Pink Flamingos.
Music excerpted from Las Vegas Grind 2.
*(Not "How-To" in the strictest, instructional sense. Some basic knowledge of screen printing is presumed.)
Each of the 63 portraits in “Presence” animated from beautifully shifting pixelated blurriness into vivid clarity..
Thank you, Jeff Stallings for bringing the faces to life, and Kenny Mellman for setting the perfect tone with the lovely piano soundtrack.
Jim Winters : Presence
Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art
December 5, 2013 – February 21, 2014
63 five-color reduction screen prints on paper
image size: 6” diameter
paper size: 12” x 16”
Exhibition curated by Matthew F. Singer
Film produced by Jeff Stallings
Original score performed by Kenny Mellman
Huge thanks to everyone who helped to make this show and work happen.
A short Memento Mori film.
(The voice is that of my mother reading a text from her high school speech class.)
My friend Rory is a huge Björk fan. I am a fan of Alexander McQueen and photographer Nick Knight. I have always really liked this image – the 1997 album cover for Homogenic. Not until Rory commissioned me to paint it (in a monochromatic palette), did I realize just how intricate and beautiful it actually is. Patterns galore!
This was a great project and I am very proud of the finished piece.
The video shows all the steps along the way.
Video teaser for my show of new paintings at the Dolores Park Cafe in San Francisco, CA.
Daughters & Sons runs from October to December, 2012.