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The Swan Sniffer
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
21 x 30cm
© David Begley 2017
Exhibited at The Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition 2017, RHA Dublin [invited artist].
SOLD

A monotype is an image painted / drawn with ink onto a surface such as glass, metal or perspex, then transferred onto paper using an etching press. As the name suggests, each work is a unique, hand drawn, hand printed monotype, printed on 300gsm 100% cotton acid free Fabriano Tiepolo paper. A selection of these works will be exhibited as part of David's solo exhibition at Courthouse Arts Centre, Wicklow opening May 28 2017.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MONOTYPES BY DAVID BEGLEY

 

LAMP BLACK AND MOONLIGHT: COURTHOUSE ARTS CENTRE, TINAHELY, WICKLOW May 28 - June 30
David's solo exhibition Lamp black and moonlight features over 30 new works in monotype along with recent works in drawing and animation. This is the largest survey of David's monochrome works since he began this body of work in 2013. These monotypes below From the cast of Bone Black are inspired by David's current fiction writing.
To purchase these works please contact Courthouse Arts Centre at Tel 0402 28529 or davidbeg@gmail.com

 

The lake at night (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed
  T.R. (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
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Catalyst (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed
  R.C. (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed

 

 

 

 

 

The hand of A.C. (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed
  H.G. with headpiece (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swan (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed
  R.G. (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed

 

 

 

 

 

N.S. & J.S. (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed
  C. with mask(from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed

 

 

 

 

 

Figment (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed
  Vision (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed

 

 

 

 

Mischief (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed
  L.M. (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed

 

 

 

 

 

B. with wings (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed
  G.M.C. (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
€230 unframed

 

 

 

 

The Egg (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
SOLD
  The Fawn (from The cast of Bone Black)
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
14 x 8.3cm
© David Begley 2017
SOLD

 

 


All above exhibited at Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Wicklow May 28 - June 30

 

These monotypes are part of an ongoing body of work in Monochrome following three years of drawing and making animated charcoal films. In the field of the visual universe, I believe images exist of themselves and are waiting to be found. Their beauty, their message, wish to be witnessed. That is their purpose. Finding and revealing them is ours. Sometimes they find us, taking the form of prompts, melody, catalyst, invention, cure. Seeing them manifested, reading them, sifting into what is helpful to you, believing or disbelieving them; is your purpose. In this way the image or the dream comes through.

To make these monotypes, I have rolled a perspex plate with black ink. I begin to draw into the black by rubbing away, wiping out light from it, occasionally holding it up to the studio window so that I can see what the image looks like.

When I have finished drawing, in order to transfer the image from the plate to paper, I place the inked plate on the flat bed of an etching press, lay a sheet of paper over this, cover with a blanket, and slowly roll it through the etching press. The weight and pressure of the metal drum rolling over the blanket presses the plate into the paper leaving an impression [in reverse] of the inked plate. I lift the paper from the plate and can see my image. I leave the print to dry and I wipe the plate clean. As its name suggests, a Mono-type is one impression only.

To find the next image, I begin again, rolling ink over the entire plate, making it black. Then I begin to draw light into it. I have no idea what I will draw before I begin, thoughts in images come to me as I work. It can be surprising what turns up. I love this finding of an image in the dark.

Images are waiting to be found. Their number is overwhelming, uncountable, infinite. What makes their number even more astonishing is that finding them makes them reproduce: one image leads to another. Then another. There is no end.

© David Begley March 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

The shell
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
15 x 19.5cm
© David Begley 2017
€290 unframed

 

 

 

 

 

Body of light
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
19.5 x 15cm
© David Begley 2016
€290 unframed

 

 

 



Body of light 2
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
19.5 x 15cm
© David Begley 2016
€290 unframed

 

 

 

 

Body of light 3
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
19.5 x 15cm
© David Begley 2016
€290 unframed



 

Light rising
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1 15 x 19.5cm
© David Begley 2016
€290 unframed

 

 

 

Light falling
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
15 x 19.5cm
© David Begley 2016
€290 unframed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Witness [Heavenly bodies 3]
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
15 x 19.5cm
© David Begley 2016
€330 framed

 

 

 

Heavenly bodies 1
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
16 x 12.5cm
© David Begley 2016
Private collection

 

 

 

Heavenly bodies 2
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
16 x 12.5cm
© David Begley 2016
Private collection

 

 


Heavenly bodies 4 [bonfire]
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
12.5 x 16cm
© David Begley 2016
€330 framed / €290 unframed

 

 

 

 

Heavenly bodies 5
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
12.5 x 16cm
© David Begley 2016
€330 framed / €290 unframed

 

 

 

 

Heavenly bodies 6
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
12.5 x 16cm
© David Begley 2016
€330 framed / €290 unframed

 

 

 

 

Heavenly bodies 7
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
12.5 x 16cm
© David Begley 2016
Private collection

 

 

 

 

Fire on the mountain
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
16 x 19.5cm
© David Begley 2016
€330 framed

 

 

 

 

 

Begin from where you are
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
12 x 18cm
© David Begley 2016
Private collection

 

 

 

From this seed
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
18 x 13cm
© David Begley 2016
Private collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finding form 2
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
15 x 20cm
© David Begley 2016
€290 unframed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finding form 1
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
15 x 20cm
© David Begley 2016
Private collection

 

 

Transitions 1
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
15 x 20cm
© David Begley 2016
€290 unframed

 

 

 

 

 


Transitions 3
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
15 x 20cm
© David Begley 2016
€290 unframed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transitions 2
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
20 x 15cm
© David Begley 2016

Private collection

 

 

 

 

Transitions 5
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
20 x 15cm
© David Begley 2016

Private collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From this sea
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
15 x 20cm
© David Begley 2016

€290 unframed

 

 

 

 

Night swimming
Monotype, ink on Fabriano paper, unique 1/1
15 x 20cm
© David Begley 2016

Private collection

 

For more information about David's monotypes contact davidbeg@gmail.com

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