A Bunch of Pictures : Leon Pericles

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A Bunch of Pictures : Leon Pericles

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EXHIBITION BOOK : PUBLISHED 1984

This softcover book was produced as an accompaniment to a solo exhibition in 1984. These etchings are now predominantly out of edition and no longer available to purchase. Only a handful of these highly collectable books are left for sale, and all are from the original printing. All units are in fair condition, with some signs of wear along the spine.

In his current book, one can see prints representing many aspects of the fine art of print-making. For instance, ‘Royal East Widjimorphup Air Show’ is a Tour de Force in the intaglio techniques, taking it almost to its’ ultimate limits, using as it does five colour plates to achieve the final result. ‘Heaven and Earth’ demonstrates mind-stretching attention ot detail with a social comment at the same time. In other prints Pericles presents a delicious blend of fantasy with reality to achieve levels of incongruity which are a trademark of his art. He can be simultaneously frivolous, lyrical and dramatic, using excellent and accurate draughtsmanship and technical control to produce arresting images.

Leon Pericles’ first volume of prints showed his pioneer status at that time between his books, (nearly a decade) and the ensuing dramatic upsurge of interest around the world in print-making as an art form, Leon Pericles’ current book, ‘A Bunch of Pictures’ is testament to his continuing development of technique within the medium and exhibits a maturity in his own personal vision. I look forward to the next book in ten years time to see where he goes from here.

Robert Juniper, 1984

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