DIMENSIONS 21" x 20" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2014
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Jesse Littlefield creates his geometric compositions by fusing the process of printmaking with the gesture of abstraction. He begins by silkscreening ink through blank screens onto swaths of muslin, using the screen for its textural advantages rather than a mode of image making. He then cuts out shapes and applies them in overlapping layers on canvas, allowing the folds and loose threads of the fabric to remain as part of the composition. Phantom Stain is graphic and delicate, with subtle marks and color variation peeking through the bold black of its carefully constructed form. Littlefield's work is informed by his background in graffiti, as well as art history - within his compositions, one can see ties to Henri Matisse, Gerhard Richter, and Jean Arp.
Framing option is black or white painted wood, 7/8" wide flat face and 7/8" deep, with UV acrylic glass.