Monthly Archives: August 2015

Aug 31 2015

Art Digital Magazine Interview – Andrew Reach: A profound life of creativity, compassion and disability

by areach in Uncategorized

I’m honored to have been interviewed by Max Eternity, publisher of AD MAG (Art Digital Magazine).

click here to read interview

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Aug 22 2015

Pixel Bar 3, 2015

by areach in Artwork

Bits Glitch 3

Pixel Bar 3, 2015
Epson Ultrachrome GS Print on Canvas
54 x 54 inches, edition of 3

Aug 19 2015

Printing Eighty Pieces of Eight

by areach in Artwork

There are six full interlocking circles (divided into quadrants) with 2 half interlocking circles (divided into 2 quadrants) at the top and bottom;
6 + (.5 x 2 + .5 x 2) = 8 circles.
The circles overlap the adjacent circle quadrants. The color is changed at these intersections forming two football shaped pieces and two wedge shaped pieces. Each full circle has eight pieces in total. Overlaid on the two top and two bottom circles are gear like shapes in grayscale. The intersections of the gears over the intersecting quadrants form eight shaped pieces. All the shapes added up equals 80 pieces.


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Printing on an Epson GS6000 Eco Solvent Printer on canvas

I use this printer for specific works that I want to achieve the maximum color intensity that I can’t get on my Epson 9600 aqueous pigment printer. Even though it’s a solvent printer, Epson has taken out the hard metals out of the solvent inks and therefore can classify it as an eco friendly printer. With this printer I don’t have to worry about applying a UV laminate coating as UV protection is  built into the inks. This is what kept me from printing on canvas before this printer because applying these coatings was too difficult for me because of my disability. I can now achieve incredible canvas prints that are archival fine art quality with a machine in my home.

 

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Pieces Of Eight

Aug 13 2015

Printing The Blossoming

by areach in Artwork

Finally got around to printing “The Blossoming” created in 2011. It’s one of my larger works at 54 x 95 inches. Because of the rich saturated colors, decided to print this on the Epson GS6000 solvent printer on canvas. Really happy with the rich saturated color fidelity the printer is able to produce.


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TheBlossoming-ModernTimes2-1-x[1]The Blossoming, 2011
Archival Epson Ultrachrome GS Print on Canvas,
54 x 95 inches, edition of 3

Aug 11 2015

Eighty Pieces of Eight, 2015

by areach in Artwork

There are six full interlocking circles (divided into quadrants) with 2 half interlocking circles (divided into 2 quadrants) at the top and bottom;
6 + (.5 x 2 + .5 x 2) = 8 circles.
The circles overlap the adjacent circle quadrants. The color is changed at these intersections forming two football shaped pieces and two wedge shaped pieces. Each full circle has eight pieces in total. Overlaid on the two top and two bottom circles are gear like shapes in grayscale. The intersections of the gears over the intersecting quadrants form eight shaped pieces. All the shapes added up equals 80 pieces.

Pieces Of EightEighty Pieces of Eight, 2015
Epson Ultrachrome GS Print on Canvas
Edition of 3, 40 x 40 inches

Aug 01 2015

Printing Gradatio Vectes

by areach in Artwork

For me, my art is never fully realized until it is rendered on a substrate. It resides as a digital computer file, only readable by a computer and software that can decode the file. So when I print an artwork for the first time, it’s like a birth. It can then be hung on a wall and experienced the way I envisioned it being experienced; a tangible object, instead of an image on a computer monitor. For the work Gradatio Vectes (Gradation of Bars in Latin), I’ve rendered it on a new paper (Pura Velvet 100% Cotton Rag Textured Fine Art Paper by Breathing Color) I’m beginning to use that exceeds archival permanence more than any other because it’s the first to achieve the same color gamut (color intensity) without having Optical Brightener Additives (OBA’s) added to the surface of the paper as a receptive coating. It’s been tested  with Epson Ultrachrome Inks and exceeds the standards set by The Fine Art Trade Guild’s (FATG) for archival digital Prints. Optical brightener additives are bleaching agents that make fine art cotton rag papers used for digital printing more white. The whiter the paper, the better the color rendering. The problem with OBA’s is they are sensitive to UV and will yellow over time. I’m so pleased with the result of my first print on this paper. The colors are so vibrant.
Printing Artwork Gradatio Vectes

Gradatio Vectes being printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 9600 aqueous pigment printer with Epson Ultrachrome Ink on Pura Velvet cotton rag textured fine art paper made by Breathing Color.

 

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Gradatio VectesGradatio Vectes, 2015
Epson Ultrachrome Print on Pura Velvet Cotton Rag
Edition of 3, 50 x 44 inches