A s the collective title Chroma Six suggests, color is of prime importance for the artist. In the six color aquatints that comprise the suite, the dialogue taking place between figure and ground the gestural, almost animated figures are both expressive and descriptive, while the grounds are imbued with deep dimensional space that rival that of the overlaid figures.
Jill Moser’s broader practice centers on a dialogue between painting and printmaking: working in print allows Moser to introduce a mechanical process that mediates between hand and image, thereby allowing her to slow down and re-encounter her own gestures.
Exhibited this year at Expo Chicago and the Editions/Artists’ Books Fair in New York, Chroma Six consists of six color aquatints by Jill Moser, published by Manneken Press. Work on the plates began in February 2019 at the artist’s Long Island City studio, and color proofing was completed in May 2019 at Manneken Press. The prints are available now exclusively from Manneken Press.
The individual titles of the prints are Benibana, Tyre, Verdigris, Cinnabar, Gamboge and Violets. The image size is 17 x 14 inches, printed on 23 1/2 x 21 inch Arnhem paper in editions of 20.
“Printmaking is…” a 5-minute video narrated by Manneken Press’ Master Printer Jonathan Higgins, shows the printing of “Violets”, one of the prints in Chroma Six.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
J ill Moser has been exploring the intersections of painting, writing and the animated image for over thirty years. During the past two decades, she has worked on collaborative multimedia projects with poets Laurie Sheck, Charles Bernstein and Major Jackson, and artist Fernando Augusto. She has created a large body of prints with many significant contemporary print publishers. Moser’s paintings, drawings, prints, and artist’s books have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Her works are featured in prominent museums and public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The National Gallery of Art, The Yale University Art Gallery, The Fogg Art Museum, and The National Library of France. Moser has taught at Princeton University, Virginia Commonwealth University, The School of Visual Arts and lectured across the United States. She lives and works in New York.
Chroma Six: new Aquatints by Jill Moser continues on Artsy through February 1st, 2020.