FOURWALLS PRINT COLLECTION
FOUR-WALLS was established by Lara in 2000 as a vehicle to champion emerging artists by publishing limited edition prints of their work. While Lara Bowen Contemporary focuses on original works by the now established artists, FOUR-WALLS focuses on art publishing with limited edition and original prints.
The ethos is the same; championing the finest established and emerging artists from the South East of England, working closely with the artists we represent as well as searching for new and exciting talent. You can find some of our older editions on the website and new editions will be added soon.
Above: Lauri Hopkins signing the limited edition print run we published in 2019 - available from the web store.
The lovechild of contemporary lingo and emotional connection with colour, Colourful Language is a series of art colour charts available as limited edition prints.
“Early in the first lockdown it occurred to me that much of the language we were all using sounded like fancy paint colours; ‘Furlough’,’Isolation’ , ’Distance’. The seed of an idea was planted but the situation felt too raw to act upon at the time.
Here we all are, many months later, adapting, evolving, and finding our way. Over the last year, the project has morphed and grown too, through conversations and playfulness, into a range of limited edition prints, bespoke hand-painted samplers and large-scale canvases.
I don't think I'm alone in feeling a strange nostalgia for those early lockdown days. As our collective reality changes and adjusts I hope this project prompts conversations and reflection, instigates a feeling of connection, or simply brings a little colour and humour into our lives. “ Lara Bowen, Colourful Language.
Fancy indulging in some Colourful Language? Prints are available to order via the FOUR-WALLS shop.
limited edition original prints
Silkscreen is a technique where a mesh is used to transfer ink onto paper, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil. A squeegee is moved across the screen to transfer the ink to the paper. One colour is printed at a time, so several screens can be used to produce a multi-coloured image. The resulting piece is an original print, as opposed to a reproduction of another image.
Each image can vary slightly from the next but they are considered to be part of an edition, usually low in number.