9 colour carborundum print with collograph and drypoint with archival etching ink on Hanhemule German Etch 300g.
50cm X 50cm (image 30cm X 30cm)
€350 inc. VAT (€630 when purchased with ‘Gold Holding’)
When one encounters a painting by Tom Climent, you cant help but be impressed by his use of colour and space, but as you stand there his surfaces draw you in, you cant help but be captivated by the textures and pigments within his compositions. It was important to translate these subtleties, the texture, the colour and the intensity.
Referencing landscape, various types of structures and natural phenomena, the compositions range from the visually complex to simple basic structures. His manipulation of the materials, scale and weight of these structures obscures their basic properties and any identifiable purpose. Working in print to create the textures and depth in his work was challenging given that the very essence of printmaking means squashing paper and plate together under high pressure, but Tom pushed the process on each and every visit to the studio to achieve beautiful, densely pigmented and textured prints.