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John Zurier | Etchings

John Zurier October 1 (Blue), 2017

John Zurier’s second collaboration with BORCH Editions resulted in a series of new etchings and monotypes.

His etchings bear witness to Zurier’s investigative approach to the medium of printmaking. Working on the copper plates he consciously avoided printing techniques which require the use of a brush – his most crucial tool in his artistic practice as a painter. By creating two works from one plate – one in colour, and one in black/white –, Zurier emphasizes the significance of the printing plate itself, thereby drawing attention to its absence in the finished print.

In John Zurier’s works, seemingly monochromatic surfaces evolve into visual poetry. His language is minimal and at the same time very distinct: linear elements build up space through an interaction of presence and absence. Inspired by observations of natural phenomena, light conditions and colour, the works convey a characteristic calmness and purity.

John Zurier, born 1956 in Santa Monica, lives and works in Berkeley, California.

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