Red Cover I

2022 Collage with printing proofs, red card, marbled paper on board with bookcloth (book cover) 732 x 257mm The artwork was made using a repurposed red book cover. The artwork falls part of my investigation into merging the craft of bookbinding with my fine art practice. Looking at how the waste materials of bookbinding can… Continue reading Red Cover I

Galaxy

2021 Black cotton paper, marbled kozo, letraset, Aquatint and Chine Colle etchings. Enclosed within a slipcase.  7.5 x 9.7 x 2.2 cm Books become these capsules of worlds. Whether they are text or visual-based the viewer is about to construct worlds and landscapes from reading it. The marbled papers and prints provide glimpses into other… Continue reading Galaxy

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Timeline

2020. Printmaking test proofs. Paper. Ink. Panga Panga Wood. 30 x 22 x 10.5cm My practice has always been inspirited by books, book arts and the medium of printmaking. As a printmaker, I have made an endless amount of test prints over the years. Since my first year at art school in 2012, I have… Continue reading Timeline

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Mapping My Way To The Rock

2021. Aquatint. Edition of 8. 20 x 20cm The theme eco-longing made me immediately think of spaces I miss being in.  Within this print, I took that language of mapping and abstractly contracted an aerial view of my true eco-longing space “The Black Rock”, a unique landscape in the Namibian desert just west of where… Continue reading Mapping My Way To The Rock

Book of the Trees

2021. Monotype Edition of 1 30 x 42.8cm This monotype was an exploration into the elements of bookbinding and printmaking that is given by Mother Nature, just as the paper is onto which we print and bind books. This is the use of Mull or Tarlatan. Used to whip up prints and to create backings… Continue reading Book of the Trees

Worlds Within

Worlds Within I 2021 Aquatint and marbled chine-colle. Edition of 4. 34 x 36cm Worlds Within II 2021 Aquatint and marbled chine-colle. Edition of 4. 34 x 36cm “Worlds Within” is an ongoing series of abstract, varied edition, prints created using an aquatint alongside Letraset and marbled chine-colle. These prints are a step in bringing… Continue reading Worlds Within

Waiting for Inspiration

2020. Etching Edition of 8. 16 x 18cm Waiting for Inspiration is a work that was made during the lockdown, I wanted to try and make something and found very little inspiration or creativity within me. It was hard seeing on social media that so many people around the world were taking this hard lockdown time… Continue reading Waiting for Inspiration

Marbled I – V

2021 Aquatint and Chine-Colle test prints, marbled kozo paper, Inside custom clamshell box. EV of 3 13.5 x 19cm As conceptual containerization from an artwork entitled “Letraset Rhetoric”. The series marries the abstract imagery created by the Letraset and abstract patterning of paper marbling This series was a part of The Troubled Archive exhibition.

Weekday Series

These pieces were created using Indian ink and a Hake brush. Exploring the types of marks and movement that can be made with the bush.

Book as an Object

2020. Artist Book. Bookcloth, test prints, mull. 15 x 21cm  Over the years de Beer’s practice has been about celebrating and exploring the objectivity of a book and the use of text as a visual form. “Book As An Object” is a documentation of that exploration. The artist book is made up of prints made… Continue reading Book as an Object

Moveable Type​

2015. Laser cut Plywood  These interactive sculptures were inspired by sliding puzzle games.  Each piece of the sculpture was a letter from the word Dyslexia. The aim was to move the wooden blocks to create the word by means of unjumbling the puzzle.  A print series was created with the sculpture called the Block Letter Series. Each… Continue reading Moveable Type​

Letraset Rhetoric

2015. Aquatint. Edition of 4. 103 x 54cm The largescale print was created using a single layer of aquatint and Letraset. The plate was first layered with Letraset of multiple sizes to create a random arrangement. (Letraset is a dry transfer material that was developed in 1959 used by a wide range of industries such… Continue reading Letraset Rhetoric

Block Letter Series

2015 Woodblock print with Moveable Type Sculpture. Edition of 1 42 x 30cm The series was created from an interactive sculpture called “Moveable Type” which is based on the concept of a sliding puzzle game.  Each piece of the sculpture was a letter from the word Dyslexia. The aim was to move the wooden blocks… Continue reading Block Letter Series

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Book Painting 1

2019 Watercolour on Paper 10.5 x 7.4cm I have an ongoing series of small watercolour paintings called the Book Painting series. Over the years I have bound old test prints and paper lying in my studio together into small books. They become little studio history books. Since a lot of the pages were blank I… Continue reading Book Painting 1

Open Rewrite

2018 Collagraph with Letraset Edition of 1 28 x 28cm The print was made by turning book covers intocollagraph plates. This gave me an opportunity to further explore the objectivity of a book and a book cover’s textures. Here a book cover becomes an image made up of marks, tones and textures that I found… Continue reading Open Rewrite

Closed Rewrite

2018 Collagraph Top Roll, Letraset . Edition of 1 28 x 28cm The print was made by turning book covers intocollagraph plates. This gave me an opportunity to further explore the objectivity of a book and a book cover’s textures. Here a book cover becomes an image made up of marks, tones and textures that… Continue reading Closed Rewrite

Mondays

2018 Indian Ink on Paper 42 x 27.9cm Indian ink and a Hake brush. Exploring the types of marks and movement that can be made with the bush.