For April's monthly member spotlight, we are featuring Ocelot member Anthony Giannini. Members are artists and printmakers who pay hourly fees that allow them to use our full range of equipment.
Anthony's paintings are a combination of hand rendered and vector-based screen printed imagery that is first digitally scanned in from physical still life compositions he assembles on his studio tables. The recent works he's made at Ocelot have been developed with interest in notions of information as landfills. A massive dump filled with images of the personal, the mundane, the historic, and the political.
ANTHONY PRINTS MOSTLY: "I make paintings that incorporate multiple screen printed layers of acrylic and water-soluble wax crayon on canvas. I’ll go back and forth between the techniques until the layers begin to work together. The accumulative process helps balance out the flatness of screen printing. It also reverses the immediacy of printing, giving the work a bit more time to breathe."
ANTHONY PRINTS # HRS/MONTH: "It normally depends on the type of project I’m working on, but usually between 24-30 hours a month."
ANTHONY'S FAVORITE THING ABOUT OCELOT PRINT SHOP: "The people, the space, and the collaborative attitude. I learn something new every time I go in. It’s never stagnant. A lot of it has to do with being able to have ongoing conversations with the staff about process and techniques. Over the past two years working at Ocelot many work has gotten more efficient and technical. It’s a nice reciprocal relationship, everyone is sort of each other's soundboard."
SEE MORE: www.anthonygiannini.com