Alison Fitzpartrick

2018, BA Fine Art,Painting and Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art

Alison Fitzpartrick's work mainly centres around the idea of ‘what is and then isn’t’ and explores the abstraction of organic forms through layered visual processes. Natural forms are cut up, cropped, collaged, transferred and printed in order to create new compositions.Through the methods of stone and photolithography, image transfer, letterpress, collage and drawing. Alison aims to explore altering these images within a set of self-imposed limitations.
 
Alison's work explores juxtaposition through these limitations; the images produced are collaged through unorthodox means, such as printing over existing lithographs and layering acetone transfers, and the organic imagery is set against a series of man-made production methods. Lithography is the most important aspect of her practice as it provides a means through which to explore this process of repetition and alteration of imagery.
 
As in scientific experiments, lithography allows for the changing of one variable and thus it allows the same imagery to be explored, over and over again, yet each time with varying results. Experimentation is also key to her practice: each print produced is not necessarily a final outcome, it will likely transform into something else – perhaps another print, or a book. Mistakes are valuable to finding new methods that transform the imagery into the tangled chaos that it is.
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Photo Lithograph on Fabriano 5 Paper 
50cm x 70cm
Untitled 
Collage of Stone Lithographs and Ink
35cm x 50cm
Untitled 
Collage of Stone Lithographs and Ink
35cm x 50cm

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