Glacier: Patagonia Art Print by Christopher Newman

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Printmaking: Lithograph on Paper.

(duo-tone off-set lithograph printed on a Big Fag press), 2012,
62(H) x 98(W) cms (framed)
My art is a tool for the revival of nature and tradition, a plea for humans to live in harmony with the land, and to identify the transient Outsider’s relationship with urbanity.
I depict, sometimes my own transient face into the scene ... (or) other faces, faces in the urban jungle ... alienated from nature.
Combined, the Northern and Southern Patagonia Icefield are the largest areas of ice in the Southern Hemisphere outside of Antarctica.
Data suggests that the Patagonian glaciers are indeed shrinking faster now than they did in the last century, with the rate of melting increasing 50% over the past decade.
This print has been re-worked from my original waterless lithograph from my residency and exhibition in Buenos Aires in 2010 to this new version, a duotone offset lithograph printed on a Big Fag press. It depicts the face as/in the glacier: Patagonia. It also plays with the arctic warming/cooling controversy/ i.e. the fading/disappearing face/glacier.
Also melting away are offset proof presses since the introduction of digital printing. The giant Big Fag press in Sydney originally by Swiss machinery manufacturer FAG ((hence the name) and also the name of the Sydney art collective) is used by select artists to produce limited-edition fine art prints. Big beauties like the Big Fag have been deemed commercially unviable all over the western world. They have been getting shipped to India or China, or failing such entrepreneurialism, to the local scrap-metal yard.


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Glacier: Patagonia

Christopher Newman

Australia

Printmaking

Size: 38.6 W x 24.4 H x 0.4 in

This artwork is not for sale.

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