The Balcony

In The Balcony Milan explores the absurdity of politics, social and political structures, power dynamics and spectatorship and how these forces affect one’s personal existence. The portfolio’s title is an allusion to the relationship between performer and spectator in a theatre setting. Milan imagines the viewers observing the action ‘as if they are sitting above in a balcony watching the melodrama unfold before them.’ In his work the human bodies themselves becomes stages on which questions of gender, race, sexuality and power are being negotiated.

Milan spent the first days in the studio working on preliminary drawings, using images from newspapers or magazines as references for the compositions he would later execute on copper plates. He then transferred these drawings into line etchings while simultaneously experimenting with other intaglio printing techniques which he then incorporated into his etchings. The result is a suite of prints executed in a range of grey tones, pattern and line work, employing time-honoured printmaking techniques to create decidedly contemporary, politically charged visual narratives.

Wardell Milan

November 25, 2018, 2019

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Line etching Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 40 x 50 cm – Plate size 26 x 33 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
WaM 19 001-1
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Wardell Milan

The Priest. The Shooter. The Flag, 2019

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Line etching Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 50 x 40 cm – Plate size 33 x 26 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
WaM 19 002-1
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Wardell Milan

Trump riding his own dick, 2019

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Line etching Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 40 x 50 cm – Plate size 26 x 33 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
WaM 19 003-1
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Wardell Milan

Cops shot the Kid, 2019

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Line etching Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 50 x 40 cm – Plate size 33 x 26 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
WaM 19 004-1
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Wardell Milan

We are a War Country. This is War time, 2019

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Line etching Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 40 x 50 cm – Plate size 26 x 33 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
WaM 19 005-1
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Wardell Milan

Fuck the Klan, 2019

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Line etching Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 40 x 50 cm – Plate size 33 x 26 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
WaM 19 006-1
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Wardell Milan

I am not crazy life is, 2019

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Drypoint Line etching Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 40 x 50 cm – Plate size 26 x 33 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
WaM 19 007-1
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Wardell Milan

They have twenty billion irresponsible dollars to spend, 2019

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Line etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 40 x 50 cm – Plate size 26 x 33 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
WaM 19 008-1
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

Wardell Milan

Cops shot the Kid, 2019

Print technique
Aquatint Burnishing Line etching Soft ground etching Spit bite aquatint Sugar lift aquatint
Paper
Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Dimensions
Paper size 50 x 40 cm – Plate size 33 x 26 cm
Edition
Edition of 12
Registration no
WaM 19 004-1
Printer
Printed by Thomas Jennions
Publisher
Published by BORCH Editions

Signed and numbered by the artist

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