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Mark Bletcher

 
 

Wrestle with the Devil
2019
four-colour lithograph w/handcolouring
on white Somerset satin

Paper size: 11 x 14"
Image size: 8 x 11"
edition size: 12

Price: £120
Status: Available


 

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Mark Bletcher - Wrestle with the Devil

This hand finished, original lithograph is a wild and unashamedly bizarre print that explores the past and the present though marginalia. Many medieval manuscripts have what is called ‘marginalia’, this consisted of depictions of devils and creatures on the margins of documents. These where created by the scribes for various reasons; out of play, boredom or sometimes practice. Based on medieval depictions of devils, this print depicts an infernal creature grappling with a faceless figure, however the creature is depicted in vivid modern colors such as highlighter prink, biro blue and a toxic green to explore the contemporary aesthetics of marginalia. It celebrates the strange, playful and pulp nature of drawings that are too often hidden in the margins.

Mark Bletcher
August 2019

 
 
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