Array 1000/Dark Blue
"Array 1000/Dark Blue" is a woodcut hand-printed on Fabriano Artistico paper in an edition of 15. Published by Manneken Press.
"Array" is a series of 20 tondo woodcut prints by Rupert Deese. The series consists of five prints in each of the four diameter sizes: 350mm, 500mm, 750mm and 1000mm. In each of the "Array" prints, Deese divides the space of a circle into a unique tiling pattern, using nine equal radial divisions. He then sub-divides these pie shapes into equal areas using additional radial lines and inscribed circles. While essentially abstract, the "Array" images have a tangential relationship to the landscape and watersheds of the upper Merced and Tuolumne Rivers in California, an area beloved by the artist which has inspired much of his artistic output. An earlier sequence of monochrome painted objects that accurately model the topographical shapes of this landscape was the genesis of the tiling patterns, and the "Array" opus can be seen as a continued meditation on the configuration of this geography.
Rupert Deese is an artist whose paintings and prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Deese’s work is included in many public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Nevada Museum of Art. Deese has created over 45 print editions at Manneken Press. He lives and works in New York City.