Beth Shapeero & Fraser Taylor / Two Step / Mono-screen print
56 x 76cm
Beth Shapeero and Fraser Taylor began their collaboration after meeting and discovering one another's practice while on residence at Studio Pavilion at House for an Art Lover in 2017. Discovering their distinctly shared aesthetic; a remarkably familiar use of abstract form and line in particular, they have developed an ad hoc collaborative and fast-paced screen printing process. Initially experimental and characterised by an exploration of drawing and mark making, their practice has recently explored ambitious installations at Govan Project Space and The Loading Bay Skatepark in Glasgow.
This is a great example of artists working together; the process of mono-screen printing lends itself to spontaneous decision making, capturing live conversations between the artists during the actual making process. The ink stays off the board and paper until you're ready to print in that moment. Using acrylic screen printing inks, a design is painted onto the open area of the mesh and pulled through the open areas creating a fluid set of prints.
Beth Shapeero is an emerging artist from Nottingham who has lived in and been working in Glasgow since 2011. Fraser Taylor, from Glasgow originally, has spent most of his career working in Chicago where he lectured at School of the Art Institute.