"No Boundaries"
"No Boundaries"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

Mediterranea is a limited edition series of screen prints, based upon a wider body of work Crossings (2015- ongoing). Beginning life as found media images, the print titles reference idyllic household paint names; “Fare Thee Well, Utopia Beckons, No Boundaries, English Primrose, Sundown, California Dreaming, Adrift at Sea…” Juxtaposed alongside images of the recent Mediterranean migrant ‘crisis’ these romanticized paint names take on new meaning; creating tension and paradoxes between the images and their context. Kwant’s selective re-appropriation of media images seeks to open up a space to question wider narratives - the very form of screen printing as a medium, bears in it’s fabric associations with consumerism. The images once produced for media output have here been edited, and playfully deconstructed, opening up space to question our perception of reality.  

 

"Sundown"
"Sundown"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"Utopia Beckons"
"Utopia Beckons"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"English Primrose"
"English Primrose"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"Fare Thee Well"
"Fare Thee Well"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"Adrift at Sea"
"Adrift at Sea"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

"Golden Rays"
"Golden Rays"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"California Dreaming"
"California Dreaming"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

"Retired Buoy"
"Retired Buoy"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

"California Dreaming"
"California Dreaming"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

"Adrift at Sea"
"Adrift at Sea"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

  "Chance"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   Mediterranea  is a postcard series based upon a wider body of work Crossings (2015-2016). Beginning life as found media images, the postcard titles reference idyllic household paint names; Sundown, Golden Rays, Beach Resort, Chance, Sea Green... Juxtaposed next to images of the Mediterranean migration ‘crisis’. The idyllic holiday titles soon give way to images of triumph, transition and control. Kwant's selective appropriation of media images seeks to open up a space to question narratives. The images once produced for media output have here been re-edited, and playfully deconstructed in order to open up space to question our construction of reality. 

"Chance"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

Mediterranea is a postcard series based upon a wider body of work Crossings (2015-2016). Beginning life as found media images, the postcard titles reference idyllic household paint names; Sundown, Golden Rays, Beach Resort, Chance, Sea Green... Juxtaposed next to images of the Mediterranean migration ‘crisis’. The idyllic holiday titles soon give way to images of triumph, transition and control. Kwant's selective appropriation of media images seeks to open up a space to question narratives. The images once produced for media output have here been re-edited, and playfully deconstructed in order to open up space to question our construction of reality. 

  "Beach Resort"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   

"Beach Resort"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

  "Sundown"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   

"Sundown"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

  "Sea Green"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   

"Sea Green"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

  "Golden Rays"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   

"Golden Rays"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

  "Chance"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   

"Chance"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

"No Boundaries"
"Sundown"
"Utopia Beckons"
"English Primrose"
"Fare Thee Well"
"Adrift at Sea"
"Golden Rays"
"California Dreaming"
"Retired Buoy"
"California Dreaming"
"Adrift at Sea"
  "Chance"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   Mediterranea  is a postcard series based upon a wider body of work Crossings (2015-2016). Beginning life as found media images, the postcard titles reference idyllic household paint names; Sundown, Golden Rays, Beach Resort, Chance, Sea Green... Juxtaposed next to images of the Mediterranean migration ‘crisis’. The idyllic holiday titles soon give way to images of triumph, transition and control. Kwant's selective appropriation of media images seeks to open up a space to question narratives. The images once produced for media output have here been re-edited, and playfully deconstructed in order to open up space to question our construction of reality. 
  "Beach Resort"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   
  "Sundown"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   
  "Sea Green"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   
  "Golden Rays"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   
  "Chance"   household paint, photograph,   A6 postcard.  2016   
"No Boundaries"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

Mediterranea is a limited edition series of screen prints, based upon a wider body of work Crossings (2015- ongoing). Beginning life as found media images, the print titles reference idyllic household paint names; “Fare Thee Well, Utopia Beckons, No Boundaries, English Primrose, Sundown, California Dreaming, Adrift at Sea…” Juxtaposed alongside images of the recent Mediterranean migrant ‘crisis’ these romanticized paint names take on new meaning; creating tension and paradoxes between the images and their context. Kwant’s selective re-appropriation of media images seeks to open up a space to question wider narratives - the very form of screen printing as a medium, bears in it’s fabric associations with consumerism. The images once produced for media output have here been edited, and playfully deconstructed, opening up space to question our perception of reality.  

 

"Sundown"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"Utopia Beckons"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"English Primrose"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"Fare Thee Well"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"Adrift at Sea"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

"Golden Rays"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/10

"California Dreaming"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

"Retired Buoy"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

"California Dreaming"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

"Adrift at Sea"

Household paint, screen print, fabriano paper.

40 x 50 cm

2017

edition 1/6 (variable edition)

"Chance"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

Mediterranea is a postcard series based upon a wider body of work Crossings (2015-2016). Beginning life as found media images, the postcard titles reference idyllic household paint names; Sundown, Golden Rays, Beach Resort, Chance, Sea Green... Juxtaposed next to images of the Mediterranean migration ‘crisis’. The idyllic holiday titles soon give way to images of triumph, transition and control. Kwant's selective appropriation of media images seeks to open up a space to question narratives. The images once produced for media output have here been re-edited, and playfully deconstructed in order to open up space to question our construction of reality. 

"Beach Resort"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

"Sundown"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

"Sea Green"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

"Golden Rays"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

"Chance"

household paint, photograph, 

A6 postcard.

2016

 

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