Printmaking Publication – Joseph Gerges “QUIETUS”
Printmaking Publication – “QUIETUS”
My name is Joseph Paul Gerges. I am an artist living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Over the last 6 years, I have embarked on a journey into printmaking that touches on the breadth and depth of the scope of the art form.
My art is inspired by personal, real-life experiences – the loss, pain, and suffering that has touched the lives of both my daughters and me over these last six years. These experiences are not unique to me or my family, as they affect people everywhere. It was for this purpose that I felt that creating this artwork was necessary, a visual statement that helped me heal and find substance in my life- and I felt it could affect others similarly.
The work I have created is purpose driven, deeply considered, and finds its roots in the great masters of old. The etchings and prints were created in homage to greats I admire like Rembrandt, Kathe’ Kollwitz, and Goya amongst others. Standing in their shadows, I have created this collection of prints in an effort to propel conversation and connection.
In celebration of the completion of the collection, I’m launching a new book entitled “QUIETUS” that compiles the last years’ of my prints together into a beautifully crafted 160+ page coffee-table style hardbound book.
The book will contain a rare behind-the-scenes look at my process, will describe my thoughts and inspirations, and will showcase elegantly photographed details of the copperplates and prints.
I am also pleased to announce that distinguished curator and critic Joseph Bravo, and celebrated artist F. Scott Hess will both be contributing authors to this upcoming publication of Quietus.
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Printmaking Art Projects – “QUIETUS” Update
Since the launch of the crowdfunding campaign of Joseph Gerges (which was a great success thanks to you all) this great publication has been edited.
So… We did an article update with some images of the final result to show you!
Since 2012, Joseph Paul Gerges has been diligently investigating the medium of printmaking. Quietus showcases this collection of over 30 works on paper along with important creative milestones, process images, never-before-seen studies, and photographs that reveal his intricate process.
Measuring 11.25” x 11.25” and with 160 pages of content, the book is much more than a visual record of Joseph Gerges’ prints. The writings included in Quietus weave together personal experiences along with his creative process, uncovering the complex compassionate narrative revealed in Gerges’ work.
“The viewer who invests the effort recognizes in these marks the time passed and senses each mark of the hand as if they’d made it themselves.”
F. Scott Hess
“It allows us to reflect on our own mortality, to pass through mourning and reclaim the preciousness of life.”
Don’t miss the opportunity to own this magnificent publication.
This article was written by Joseph Paul Gerges and all images copyright © josephpaulgerges 2019
You can get to know him better on his website.
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