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My Latest Exhibition

This is some of the work that is currently on exhibition at

March 2008 01.03.2008 - 29.03.2008
Linienstr. 109
10115 Berlin

I am exhibiting wood panels that reflect my recent interest in computer generated imagery combined with my long term involvement with woodcut printmaking.

The old and the new interact with each other in a way which mirrors my own experience of life and art as an ongoing process of reinventing myself.

More Images from artSPACEberlin:

Flower I
136cm (h.) x 91 cm (w.)
Carved wood panel: acrylic paint, printers ink on superwood


114 cm (h.) x 92 cm (w.)
Carved wood panel: acrylic paint, printers ink on superwood

The Process:
I use a computer to create the images. I project them onto a wood panel and then carve out the image by hand. This is what it looks like before I add the colour.


Nirmi Ziegler said…
Hi John,


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