Colvin’s technique of creating digital prints using photography to flatten sculptural forms which refer to traditional art and historical narratives is innovative.
However, you would be wrong. As quoted in the exhibition catalogue (a bargain for a book of this quality!), his process is described as “figurative painting applied to large scale sculptural assemblages, fusing construction and carving with found objects; dazzling bricolages pulled together through the lens of his large format camera and then printed to the highest resolution.”
This information was found in the catalogue, rather than on display which is disappointing for visitors who do not know this artists work. It was also quite difficult to appreciate the largest works or 3D digital prints in such a small exhibition space as the pieces crowd each other. This must be a disappointment for the artist who has 25 years of work to share with the public.
Colvin’s technique of creating digital prints using photography to flatten sculptural forms which refer to traditional art and historical narratives is innovative. Interesting enough within the context of the printmaking but be prepared for an underwhelming curatorial hang.