Artist: Kevin McLaughlin
Size: 12” x 18”
Medium: Digital Print
I consider my digital printmaking to be an extension of the paintings and drawings I’ve
been making for several decades. I think of them as unique, finished works as opposed to reproductions or studies for work in other media.
While I use Photoshop as a painting tool, I eschew the use of any photographic elements. Instead I build exclusively from raw pixels to create various visual modules which I then combine into compositions. I work in layers, enabling the movement of shapes and the shifting of colors. The newest printing technologies allow me to think and work in a large format.
Conceptually my work is abstract, although there is an environment which seems to contain vaguely recognizable, though unspecific forms. Earlier practice involving both the figure and the landscape provides a familiar 2-dimensional framework for my current body of art to exist.