17 May 2007

invited guest: Peter Ragnarsson

On a shelf in my graphic workshop there was a paintbrush in a rack.
I tried to scan it in my flatbed scanner. It came out surrounded in black.
The flat light and shallow depth of field gave me an impression that the
object was half buried in the black, like a fossile in black granite.
I transfered the image to a photopolymer plate and printed it like a black
and white
photo gravure. I liked it and it made me continue with other
objects in the same mode.

All objects have one thing in common - something is broken or something
is missing. Small details, easy to fix. I will not do it today, but perhaps

The photo gravures in this serie will be exhibited in my work shop on
25-28 May in Hemse, Gotland.
Open 11-18. For more see my
site "Intermezzo Grafik".

The exhibition is part of an event called Gotland's Open Studios
(info also in English)

I had three animals that I loved dearly - a dog and two cats. At the age
of 18
they died one after another. When I dug the third grave the spade
broke on the third cut.

Pictures from top
(Photogravures, photopolymer process, limited edition)
Carbonizer, 13x18cm
2. In the Rack, 10x18cm
3. Pistol , 18x18 cm
4. Parts (from printer) 10x18cm
5. Kick 12x18cm
6. Bullets 11x18cm
7. Rifle 25x18cm
8. Broken 18x28cm

text and pictures by Peter Ragnarsson
invited by ulf fågelhammar


penk said...

Graphic workshop! Yummi yummi! *longing*

sufferwords said...

This is what blogs were meant for.


Anonymous said...

some of these are truly stunning

Jeanne said...

Beautiful work, Peter -- thanks for sharing it here!

Anonymous said...

can´t help but thinking of Man Ray
excellent work

F said...

Cant help it... soo swedicsh!! Ahh Eugen says HurraH To many times! Exelent work here


Peter R said...

Workshop is possible. Don't long too long.

Skilda Pappan said...

I have followed your work, so many years now. It is astonishuing to see your development. Your skills as fine art in a time when everything important is left to say.
The picture on the shovel, kicks me in the middle, touching important reflection in myself.