Solo Show: It Is A Sad and Beautiful World

Nelly Duff have issued their press release ahead of my solo show at their gallery in London next month:

CHRIS BOURKE – IT IS A SAD AND BEAUTIFUL WORLD
17th June to 28th June
Private view 16th June 6.30-9pm

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Nelly Duff presents ‘It is a Sad and Beautiful World’, a solo show of the work of Chris Bourke.
This solo exhibition will offer a rare opportunity to open up the artist’s extensive portfolio, whilst also sampling one-off artworks, small editions and gold leaf finishing.

‘It is a Sad and Beautiful World’ launches several new prints by the artist, exclusive to the show. These artworks embody the techniques and themes that Chris has become renowned for, yet also mark exciting
new directions.

Chris Bourke has developed a reputation within the print community and beyond, for his masterful use of linocut. His artworks are the result of a vigorous and labour-intensive process, that celebrate the game of
chance involved in handmade prints.

His inspirations stem from a collusion of tattoo imagery, religious iconography, music, skateboarding, nature and politics. His artworks often combine draughtmanship with text from Latin and Buddhist
phrases, pop culture and beyond, that resound deeply with the beholder.

Nelly Duff is the home of many prints by Chris; as a gallery and edition house Nelly Duff exhibits artists at the forefront of the Street, Tattoo and Graphic art worlds. The gallery champions the development of high quality hand-made editions; supporting traditional
craft and age-old techniques.

Housed in Nelly Duff’s gallery on Columbia Road, ‘It is a Sad and Beautiful World’ will feature alongside the gallery’s permanent and evolving collections.

Nelly Duff
156 Columbia Road
London
E2 7RG

www.nellyduff.com
hello@nellyduff.com

 

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It Is A Sad And Beautiful World – Solo Show

It is a Sad and Beautiful World is the title of this new print and my first solo show in several years. The show opens at Nelly Duff in London, on Thursday 16th June 2016. Stay tuned for more details nearer the time.

Chris Bourke It Is SAD AND BEAUTIFUL World Nelly Duff

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Subversion Gallery

Subversion

I’m stoked to let you know that the Subversion Gallery in Glasgow is now selling a selection of my prints. Visit their website www.subversiongallery.co.uk to buy or check their opening hours if you’re in the area.

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She Floated Away

‘She Floated Away’ is a new lino print just added to my Etsy store. It’s a signed, numbered, edition of 100. For more info and detail images visit www.etsy.com/shop/ChrisBourkeArt

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You And Me

New hand painted lino print You and Me is now available from my etsy shop at: www.etsy.com/shop/chrisbourkeart

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The Heart

The Heart is a new, handmade lino print edition for 2016, that’s now available from my Etsy shop.

 

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For The Lost

For The Lost‘ is a new lino cut print edition now available in my Etsy Shop.

The For The Lost The Lonely and The Broken Hearted skateboarding theme design, was made a few years ago now and originally was used as a t-shirt graphic for Lovenskate, so this is the first time it’s been available as a print, in an edition.

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50 Skulls Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier in the year I made 50 different, hand painted, lino print skulls for el Jimador Tequila’s Day of the Dead celebrations.

There’s more info and photos of the skulls and the handmade process, on a Huh magazine feature – HERE – and I’ll be posting more images from the series on my Instagram and Facebook soon, now that the project has been launched.

The video below was filmed at the Nelly Duff  gallery in London:

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Night Song

I’ve added the above new print to my Etsy Shop. Night Song is a hand coloured linocut print of a bird with a 24ct gold nimbus/halo. It’s on 20x20cm handmade Indian paper and is an edition of only 15.

For more prices and info click the image above or visit my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/chrisbourkeart

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The Same Song

I’ve just added a new lino print edition to my Etsy store: The Same Song is a 20cm x 20cm (approx) lino print, hand coloured with red acrylic paint and finished with a 24ct tear drop.

For more photos and details visit my Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/chrisbourkeart

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