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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

This weekend in Berlin-David D'Andrea / Glyn Smyth "screen prints and drawings"

Whether it's designing an album cover, drawing a t-shirt or printing a poster, Glyn Smyth takes influence from a wide variety of sources, both ancient and modern. In particular, he is drawn to imagery and themes prevalent in the worlds of folklore, magick and Forteana, as well as more classical influences. He uses a range of techniques encompassing both traditional and digital media, but also enjoys the art of printmaking, particularly screenprinting

David D’Andrea combines the draftsmanship of the 1960s poster artists with a raw detailed grittiness to create an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own. His illustrations seethe with sinuous, accomplished line work and intentional rough edges.
He draws from a variety of themes - the shelves of his small studio are crammed with dusty books: almanacs, type specimens, crumbling encyclopedias, and other esoteric visual references. The eclectic influences show in the work: archaic lettering, obsessively detailed renderings of animals, and elements from numerous religions and cultures.
His t-shirt designs, hand colored silk-screen prints and album covers are highly sought after and have won much praise from fans and admirers.

David D'Andrea & Glyn Smyth "screen prints and drawings" brings together the work of the two illustrators, sharing an interest in the esoteric, nature worship, and underground music.
A collection of screen printed posters and their prima materia will be shown. The artists will have prints and ephemera for sale at the opening.

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