Alex Passapera, the Brooklyn based illustrator, collaborated on a set of published a set of screenprints with me.
When we first met I realized that he had a very specific pen and ink style that would work very well for graphic, gutsy, black on white prints, so I invited him to submit a publishing request. Alex renders a violent yet carefully and beautifully articulated subject with micron pens and several types of ink/brushes. Animal imagery combines and re-mutates to create scenes charged with action, splitting apart again, creating a nature based narrative that could only have come about within his mind. There is much for the eyes to feast upon.
I guided him through the process of making a screenprint by having him work out drawings on film which was directly photographically exposed to high meshcount silkscreens. No computers were employed in the development of these images- they come from the artists hand, to the silkscreen, and then ink moves through the screen to paper.
The Alpha: 2 color screenprint on Somerset
Mushroom: 1 color screenprint on Pescia
Church and State: 2 color screenprint on somerset