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Jack Clayton | Stamps in time @ March Gallery

Jack Clayton, Traditional Vietnamese wood cut, The Hoi An collection

Jack Clayton is an illustrator / printmaker from London who specialises in the medium of woodcut printmaking. He relief prints his blocks by hand and often uses the reduction method to add multiple layers of colour from a single block of wood.

In 2010 he left the UK and spent 2 years travelling and working around Australia before venturing over to South East Asia and finally residing in Ho Chi Minh City where he has lived for the past 6 years.

For the Hoi An exhibition, Jack produced an exclusive collection of woodcut prints influenced by his own eperiences of Hoi An ancient town.

Artist Statement:
‘I see myself predominantly as a woodcut printmaker who focuses on experimentation to create unique and eye-catching work. I enjoy mixing the inks to create my own blends of colour and utilising different carving methods in order to move away from the traditional aesthetic. My work is usually character based and I enjoy breaking these figures down whilst finding forms and natural patterns to manipulate and create illusions that trick the eye.’

The artist will hold 3 workshops to introduce the method of woodcutting to everybody who is interested. The workshops will take place on the first weekend of the exhibition.

 

Friday, January 11 - Tuesday, Feberary 12

7:00am - 11:00pm

March Gallery | 25 Phan Boi Chau, Hoi An

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