AmyVik

Benjamin At 5 Years Old (linoleum relief print on 200gsm Fabriano paper, edition of 7, 27.5 x 19.5 cm)
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What do you do?
Short Description of what you do
I work predominantly in relief printmaking, however I also paint and create mixed-media artworks in various formats.
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I am a relief printmaker, recently returned to Northamptonshire after living abroad for 8 years. My work approaches topics of identity, personal history and memories, and I find inspiration in old belongings, found objects and listening to peoples’ stories. My love for printmaking was born out of my time living in Mexico, where I learnt most of what I know regarding the technique and its’ various applications. The images included here are from a series of prints, collectively titled ‘The Debris of Miss Irene’, where I reworked some old photographs I bought in what we would describe as a flea market, in a southern district of Mexico City.

I am able to provide “graphic migration” relief printing workshops (easily transportable and without the necessity of a printing press), and my work is also available for sale. If you would like to inquire about the workshops I can provide, the work I have on offer, commissions or anything else of interest, please feel free to contact me via my email address (amyvikw@gmail.com) or through my social media (Instagram) account.

'Delighted to see you.' mono print on shoji paper, (2019): unframed. size approx 62 x 48 cm
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What do you do?
Short Description of what you do
Create colourful , abstract prints and paintings exploring the tension between reality and perception.
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Reality: Is the world the way we think it is? In what ways might our version of reality be distorted? Does it matter? Is there Absolute Truth? Can the Truth ever be fully known?
Perception: Reflections and refractions play with our perception, as does our inclination to see patterns in the random. In what sense is what I’m seeing ‘real’?
Our natural instinct is to make sense of the world and our place in it. Towards that end, my work explores the tension between reality and perception, to create spaces where we can make up our own narrative in complete safety.

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