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DAMN FINE NEWS

'ELVIS KNOWS' - DFP X EOIN MCCORMACK

Eric Greene

ELVIS KNOWS

Join us for a summer soireé at F R A M E pop up, 53 South William Street, Thursday 17th August , as we showcase 'Elvis Knows' - a visual journey from paint to print by critically-acclaimed painter Eóin Francis McCormack.

One of the most exciting contemporary artists in Dublin right now, Damn Fine Print is proud to present this exclusive collaborative collection of brand new limited editions, all handprinted at our studio and available to purchase on opening night!

A man normally associated with giant canvas images and abstract pop art creations, we asked Eoin to stop out of his comfort zone and join us in the studio to flex his screen-printing muscles.

The result from this 2 week studio residency is 'Elvis Knows', a limited run of prints that utilise an entirely different process from his usual work but share many of the same dramatic signatures - big bold colours and vibrant shades with liberal use of the dot as a key motif of his art.

Eoin in the studio


The Co Westmeath native likes to impose limits and structures on his work. He describes his process as follows: "I paint triptychs, mix my own paint, fabricate my own tools and use a limited palette of roughly 10 colours."

For this screen printing project, we asked him to impose the same structures and limits but to try and translate them from paint on canvas creations to hand-made multi-layered screenprints in our studio.

He tells us: "Being primarily a painter who works in large blocks of colour I have always believed my work could lend itself to screen printing. I use a limited palette of pastel shades offset by striking vibrant colours. In this series I have two dots, one drawn by hand and the other made using a found object. I like to use found objects or unusual/handmade tools whenever possible, always striving to make unique marks. Ultimately with these prints and with my work in general I am trying to communicate with my audience though the language of art and leaving other language behind."


Images courtesy of Louis Haugh / Darkroom.ie