View In Room
View In Room
Ink on paper
Edition of 2
Dimensions: 300cm (H) x 450cm (W) / 118.1" (H) x 177.2" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
"Monster" is an imagined microscopic view of a light photon, the last light photon wizzing around at dusk. Captured and squeezed inside the boundaries of the paper, the light photon can be examined and takes on its own humorous personality, like a mischievous 'little' monster. By enlarging the microscopic, the artwork aims to shrink the viewer down, to transport them into a strange microscope world of hidden wonders.
However, artworks are like children, once born they take on a life of their own. "Monster" has been interpreted in a number of different ways, from mythical creature, to river bank, energy filed, or mysterious writing.
The work was make using hand-cut stencil foam printing plates. Water-based black ink was applied to the printing plates with inking rollers and pressed onto the large paper. Due to the extremely large scale of the print, the image pressed by the artist stamping over the printing plates.
The work has been exhibited in 3 exhibitions:
Die Salzampt, Linz, Austria, 2020
SOS die Deutschvilla, Strobl, Austria, 2019,
St.Gilgen, Soft Space, Austria, 2018
There are two ink versions of Monster. Only one ink print is available to buy, the second ink print is the artist's own and is not for sale.
There is one oil print of Monster, which is also listed on The Artling
The printing plates are now destroyed and no other versions can be produced.
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Based in: Austria
Born in the UK, Kir Lamont now lives and works in Austria, close to Salzburg. She is currently working on her Phd in Artistic Practice through the University for the Creative Arts, London whist also working as a Visual Arts tutor in Austria.
She has a Masters from the University for the Creative Arts (distinction) and a Bachelors in Fine Art from the Metropolitan University of Wales, UK. She exhibits across Europe and in the UK and is a member of die Kunschaffenden Galerie, Linz.
Her work takes influence from the mountain environment that she now lives in. Particularly the magical light effects at dusk when all we can see are silhouettes and the flickering of last light photons that make the air seem to dance. She examines this 'dancing air' as if through a microscope and finds lively, mischievous, particle-like-creatures hiding inside.
The scale of the work is important, Kir's large works aim to transport the viewer into a microscopic landscape or allow the mountains to tower over us in the gallery. Her small works act as tiny talisman; images that can be held and cherished.
Kir's large printed works are created through cutting into large foam printing plates, inking and then using her body as the printing press; stamping on them to transfer the ink. She also works with oil paints creating small scale abstract works and tiny lino prints.
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