The Print Club developed in 2021 through a desire to meld a precise and analytical design practice, with more fluid and spontaneous fine art mediums. Based in Te Whanganui-a-tara, Aotearoa, The Print Club concentrates on spending time playing and exploring with a variety of media to create work that has depth and sparks further response. At times serious and dark, and at others spontaneous and playful - the work created follows a thought, mood or emotion.
The Print Club is Karen Hermon, a Sri Lankan Kiwi artist and graphic designer. Her formal design training brings an unexpected mix of styles to her self taught fine art work. She often merges both textural and graphic elements, balanced by her refined sense of minimalism, to showcase fresh and unexpected visual perspectives.
Series One are mixed-media prints, combining original monoprints layered digitally with colour. They explore the use of texture within the confined boundaries of handcut shapes to create abstract landscapes.
The carefully considered shapes give an asymmetric and personal mood to each composition. They are layered with ink to create textural landscapes that are both familiar and alien at once. Colour adds depth to each piece, while scale and relationship to the negative space is carefully considered. These pieces of work combine both a dark depth and illuminated lightness.