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John Melville

United States

Drawing, Ink on Paper

Size: 4 W x 7 H x 0.1 D in

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Ink and gouache on found image - vintage postcard. This piece will come framed in a handmade hand painted white maple frame, 8 ply rag mat and UV OP3 acrylic.

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Drawing:Ink on Paper

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:4 W x 7 H x 0.1 D in

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Having grown up in Detroit, I feel an attachment to the automobile. Even though Detroit steel was in my backyard, I always preferred the cars of Europe because of their other worldliness and design sensibility. Postcards From the Autobahn is a series based on these cars.Its geometric abstraction done with an imperfect precision using ink and gouache on found images. My process is simple, I begin with German postcards that are newer reproductions of vintage advertising but are now in fact vintage themselves. I then draw lines using rapidograph pens, add gouache, diamond dust, colored pencil or shredded currency. I tend to either make the featured image from the original graphic pop or will completely obscure it with ink or paint. I try to get the feel of the movement or lines of the original image and either mimic it or contradict it.

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