Limited edition etching by Kate Groobey

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Limited edition etching by Kate Groobey

700.00

La lutte, 2014

 

Spit-bite aquatint etching, sugar lift
70 x 50 cm unframed
Edition of 30 plus 5 artist's proofs
(KG-0015)

 

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Kate Groobey’s figures are often pictured as if dancing or exercising. Their strangely contorted bodies suggest movement and an exaggerated flexibility. If their poses seem impossible, it’s because they are: these bodies have been reconfigured several times. Groobey begins each figure as a line drawing, made from life studies, drawn from magazines or sometimes from her own imagination. These drawings are developed as watercolour paintings, which Groobey cuts up, reassembles, and repaints. This process is repeated until Groobey is satisfied with the image.

For her print, Kate was inspired by the Tuscan surroundings. The image of the Italian farmer, in front of wavering Cyprus trees, was meticulously printed at Il Bisonte – to reproduce the colour Kate desired, Vincenzo the technician had to make 5 copper plates instead of usual one.

Select exhibition history includes: OFR Gallery, Paris; Saatchi Gallery, London; Mare Street Biennale 2010, London.

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Il Bisonte is a print-workshop for graphic arts founded in Florence in 1959 by Maria Luigia Guaita.
Many artists – both Italian and non – accepted the invitation to work at Il Bisonte. including members of the Futurist movement -
Gino Severini, Carlo Carrà, Alberto Magnelli, and such international stars as Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz, Helen Chadwick, Alexander Calder and Henry Moore.
In 1983 Il Bisonte became a non-profit Cultural Centre and opened an international school, with the focus to preserve the teaching and printing of the traditional engraving techniques.