In Jay Shinn’s limited edition prints the use of line and geometric forms push the boundaries of perception. “By working with light, shadow, line, and volume, the work begins to bend space, creating illusions that imply dimension—leading the viewer to question what is real and what is imagined.” This series of Jay Shinn’s woodcut prints are printed in several layers of white ink on colored handmade papers which are tiled together and mounted to a heavier white paper, in small editions. The artist came to Manneken Press in 2009 to create this project, using woodblocks cut with a CNC router. These woodcut prints are beautiful examples of the intersection between digital and traditional techniques, creating an interesting hybrid only possible in the 21st Century.
Contemporary OP Artist Jay Shinn received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Shinn has been awarded several prestigious artist residencies, including Yaddo and Art Omi both in New York; the Takt Residency in Berlin, Germany; and the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas. Recent exhibitions include Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas; Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy; Galerie Jordan Seydoux, Berlin, Germany; Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston; Theodore Art, NYC; Leila Heller Gallery, NYC; Knoerle & Baettig, Winterthur, Switzerland; and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. His work is in numerous public and private collections including Houston Intercontinental Airport, DFW Airport, Hobby Airport in Houston, Tom Ford in New York, W Hotels, the US Department of State; and Microsoft Corporation in Washington. The artist lives and works in Dallas, TX.