Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Studio Views: CMYK Sketches

CMYK Sketches
Acrylic on Paper

Above are some new sketches for a series of paintings using a CMYK palette. The CMYK colour model (also called process colour or four colour) is a subtractive colour model used in colour printing. CMYK refers to the four inks used in such a printing process: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (Key). Ink is usually (but not always) applied in the order of the abbreviation. The CMYK model works by partially or entirely masking colours on a lighter, usually white, background. The ink reduces the light that would otherwise be reflected. Such a model is called subtractive because inks “subtract” brightness from white.

The sketches develop the Ben-Day dot and pixel works started in 2010, where hand-rendered marks are evocative of mechanical printing or digitised image processes.

CMYK Sketch (2011)

2011: Back to the Studio

Ben-Day Dot Sketches 2011
Graphite on Paper

Yesterday saw my return to the studio after the Christmas break. 2011 will be a busy year with exciting new projects from TBC Artists' Collective and my forthcoming solo show at Electric Blue Gallery in October 2011 ( Work started on a number of new sketches that suggest the fragility of the mass produced image, exploring the relationship between the autographic image and the visual language of mechanical reproduction.

Carbon Particles will be regularly updated with progress of all Charley Peters projects in 2011.