Exercise IV by Roderick MacNeill
Title: Exercise IV
Artist: Roderick MacNeill
Medium: Digital Print (unframed)
Edition of 10
Size: 61 cm x 43 cm
"This new collection is a result of an exercise I set myself. I'd become jaded with producing work of a similar palette (bright neon and vivid hues with overlaying pattern and texture) and I felt I needed to do something different. I drew a very simple lined piece and allowed myself very basic tools only to extrapolate a collection from the original. I went 'back to basics' I'd utilised in my Portfolio Preparation course at GSA and used only rudimentary collage technique and a photocopier. The results are satisfying as I feel I pushed the original as far it could go. The cut outs against one another play with the eye and demand further inspection. They also evoke imagery of the Dazzle ships camouflage, which was incidental but something I'll be pushing further in future."