Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)


New body of work to be shown during the Kilkenny Arts Festival. It includes Screenprints, Gicléé prints and linocuts.

The work is inspired in Igor Stravinsky work that set-off contemporary classical music.

As per the working process, I’ve spent the last few months experimenting with printmaking textures and then collaging them into a digital composite; only to get them printed again. A little bit like that chopping and pasting that allegedly Igor Stravinsky did when composing the work that gives name and concept to this collection of work.

10% of the proceeds from the sales of the works will be donated to Cancer Research

External Link: Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) at Kieran St. Gallery/Blackstack Studio

Alé Mercado

When I set off in search of my style, I ended up working in two main directions: The first one has to do with the creative aspect of illustration. After trying to emulate different people based on the appeal they had to me or their success, I finally found a visual language that I can honestly say is my own way of seeing things. The second direction has to do with the actual process of producing the image. Traditional relief printing gave me the key to make sense of what I was doing digitally. To the point that they've become almost interchangeable. It was in an interview to Zina Saunders that I heard for the first time "Digicut" referred to her digital woodcut work. I immediately adopted the term to describe mine. I am a member of Illustrators Ireland and The Association of Illustrators