Kildare Arts Service : Municipal Collection

‘Blue Tiled Wall’ - Tim Mara (1948-1997)

Medium: Silkscreen and Lithograph

Dimensions: 48.5cm x 51.5cm

Tim Mara studied at Epsom and Ewell School of Art, Wolverhampton Art College and the Royal College of Art, all in the UK. He lectured part-time at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and Brighton Polytechnic in England before becoming principal lecturer in printmaking at Chelsea College of Art in London from 1980 until 1990 and Professor of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1990 until his untimely death in 1997.

This work by Tim Mara is a silkscreen print, a process where an image, here a photographic image, is cut out to make a stencil. The stencil is fixed to a fabric screen that is stretched in a wooden or metal frame, ink is then applied to the screen and is forced through the fabric by a rubber blade or roller. This technique was popularised in the 1960s by the Pop Artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg.

Click here to compare this work to ‘Skull Silkscreen Print’ by Andy Warhol

Tim Mara - Blue tiled wall

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