12th – 30th April 2016
Tuesday April 12th 6.30 – 8.30pm
Thursday April 14th 6.30-8.30pm
Sunday April 17th 12.00 – 3.00pm
Wednesdays 12.00 – 6.00pm
Viewing by appointment at other times.
For further information contact Jonathan Ross: Phone 07747 807576
As a tattoo artist with almost 30 years experience it’s always good to do some non-commissioned work just for myself.
I’ve been making prints in parallel with my tattoo work for a decade or so, initially screen prints and now wood or lino cuts. There is a strong connection between the Japanese woodcut and the Japanese tattoo that goes back 300 years, but that’s too long a story to go into now, it is however partly why I got so interested in it.
These portraits are a way for me to tie my 2 main art loves together, tattoo and print – they are portraits of my fellow tattoo artists from around the world. Many very well known in “our” world, and some long term friends and colleagues of mine.
They were a way for me to experiment in my new chosen medium – the woodcut print, and also a way for me to get away from the drawn image (they are all based on photographs) and experiment with form, light and texture.