Exit Stage, Justin Larkin
This is a limited edition of 60. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Lithograph and Photo Etching
Size: 610 x 480 mm
About the Artist
Justin Larkin is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, who received LondonPrintStudio's 2011 New Graduate Award.
“To captivate the imagination is crucial.
Making relationships is an essential part to what I do. Combinations of images, removed from their original narrative context become obsolete in one sense but available for reanimation in another, vastly different scenario. Reconfigured pieces are positioned in dramatic new situations where notions of value and authenticity are questioned.
Working intuitively and instinctively, overflowing spills of installations imbued with humor are play are part of the creation process. Photographs, painting, printed matter, sculpture, drawing and collage are all important. Cartoons also play an important role, their illustration of physical and mental situations, presented illogically, are inspiring.
Often, polar aspects reside in the work. Primarily concerned with metaphysical dualities: the play of opposing concepts such as true or false, presence and absence, inside and outside, authentic and manufactured, disgusting and beautiful, history and future, sense and nonsense.
My visual language is positioned within Pop, but refuses it’s flashiness. I hope to inspire, delight and intrigue the beholder in some way.”
About the Collection
From the collection Folio, created in response to works by Shakespeare by Royal College of Art Printmaking students, staff and invited artists to celebrate the Royal Shakespeare Company’s fiftieth birthday. These prints were originally displayed during a celebrated exhibition by the same name in 2011. The prints reflect the act of performing and making theatre, and how the works of Shakespeare are researched and received by a generation fluent in digital media. All proceeds from sales go towards supporting future students at the Royal College of Art.