Brian Alfred, Bleachers, 2012.
Medium: Hand-printed letterpress print,
Sheet: 20 x 26 inches (45.72 x 63.5 cm),
Image: 16 x 20 inches (40.64 x 50.8 cm),
Edition: 60 + 6AP + 4HC,
Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil
Publisher: World House Editions, Middlebury, Connecticut, US
Hand-printed by James Lang at Horwinski Printing, Oakland, US
This limited edition Brian Alfred print is available at World House Editions here
The artist has said of his newest work:
“Recently I have become very interested in auto racing (specifically Formula One) not only in the action, speed, beauty and danger that surrounds it, but also aesthetically as well. Bleachers is an image in a group of new work which plays with the abstraction of elements in the scenes of these races. Whether it's zooming in on tracks, simplifying stadium bleachers into a play between positive and negative space, or focusing in on some parts of the race which are often blurred, obscured or passed over, I am interested in these images becoming a vehicle to describe abstraction, reality and the intensity of the moment. There is an inherent beauty, grace and anticipation of the dramatic or catastrophic which creates an electric environment and that has always been something I have been interested in my work.”
In October, 2012, Brian Alfred will recreate Bleachers in New York City on the facade of the East Houston Street location of the high-end retail clothier, Rag & Bone.