KRISTEN MCCLARTY

Kristen is a printmaker and textile artist, working out of her studio in Kommetjie.  Largely self-taught, Kristen has made art full-time since 2010, and has representation in a number of Cape Town galleries.  Kristen spent 2016 working under the guidance of Alma Vorster in her Montebello studio, and since then has worked independently as a printmaker, focusing on relief and drypoint intaglio.  Kristen’s interest lies in the unseen moments, overlapping time and simultaneous views of the same subject, and she enjoys experimenting with alternative surfaces, transparency, and mixed techniques.

Kristen’s most recent series Inevitable Life consists of pared-down single block linos, reflecting on choice, connection, control and a lack thereof, the juxtaposition of positive and negative experience and the ever-changing balance of power in our relationships.  Here, Kristen uses her subject matter to illustrate her response to her own circumstances, which will inevitably be shared by others, and to the nature of life and the course it takes.  Kristen is currently working on a series of reduction lino prints in transparent inks, dealing with perspective and separation.

Kristen started printmaking in early 2016, printing out of the Pangolin Press studio at Montebello Design Centre and more recently out of a private studio in Fish Hoek.  She concentrates on linocut (single block, multiple block and reduction linocut) and drypoint intaglio, with traditional techniques such as chine-collé. As with her paintings, Kristen works from her surroundings in the Cape.

Kristen has exhibited in a number of Cape galleries including G2 Art, The Cape Gallery, Kalk Bay Modern, Red Gallery, Hout Bay Gallery, Gallery at Grand Provence, Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery, Chameleon Gallery (Kalk Bay), Art@Constantia (Groot Constantia) and The Dorp Street Gallery in Stellenbosch.

AVAILABLE PRINTS

Junction. 7/30 Limited edition single block linocut print. Edition of 30.  50cm x 35cms (paper size). 39 x 26.5cms (image size). R2705.

Is Anyone There? 3/30 . Limited edition single block linocut print. Edition of 30. 50cm x 35cms (paper size). 40 x 26.5cms (image size). R2705.

Power Games. 6/30 . Limited edition single block linocut print. Edition of 30. 50cm x 35cms (paper size). 40 x 27 cms (image size). R2705.

Circling Crows 1. Limited edition Multi Block Linocut. Paper 29cm x 28cm . Edition of 15.

R1440

Circling Crows II. Limited edition Multi Block Linocut. Paper 29cm x 28cm . Edition of 30.

R1440

Circling Crows III. Limited edition Multi Block Linocut. Paper 29cm x 28cm . Edition of 15.

R1440

Klein Slangkop gums. Dry point intaglio print off polypropylene plate  on Fabriano Rosaspina. Paper 330 x 700mm

Edition 1/15. R1920 

Protea bush after the fire. Linocut print in black and red states on Fabriano Rosaspina. Paper 500 x 400mm

Edition of 30. R1155 each

Around the bend. Dry point intaglio print off polypropylene plate, coloured with chine-collé technique on Fabriano Rosaspina. Paper 500 x 275 mm

Edition 1 of 15. R1730

Burnt leucadendron. Linocut print in black and red states. Paper 420 x 295 mm

Edition of 30. R960 each

Flowering aloe. Linocut print in dark and moss green states . Paper 420 x 295 mm 

Edition of 30. R960 each

Birds on the wire.Linocut print in oxblood red over blue netting collagraph background on Fabriano Tiepolo.

 Paper 330 x 700 mm

Edition of 30. R2305

For some the pathway to education lies over Ou Kaapse Weg. (Ode to Peter Clarke). Monotype print off polypropylene plate.

480 x 375 mm

R2880

For some the pathway to education lies over Ou Kaapse Weg. (Ode to Peter Clarke). Monotype "Ghost" print off polypropylene plate. 480 x 375 mm

R2880

Meet me at the docks for a drink. Multi Block Linocut print on Fabriano Rosaspina (Ivory). Paper 200 x 350 mm . Edition of 30.

R1540

St James and the Train. Dry point intaglio hand coloured with shellac ink.  58cm x 43.5cm. (paper size) 30cm x 25cms (image size) Edition of 15.

R2705

The view passing through. Limited edition Multi Block Linocut. Paper 29cm x 28cm . Edition of 30.

R1540

Never to meet. Vinyl cut and dry point intaglio. Paper 46cm x 26cm . Edition of 18.

R1830

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