Mychael Barratt PRE will give a talk about his work on at Ochre Print Studio on Saturday 18 March at 2pm
Mychael Barratt is a highly accomplished Printmaker who creates limited edition etchings and artist’s prints inspired by literature, Shakespeare and Art. Mychael was born in Toronto, Canada and has been living and working in the UK since 1984. He is a painter and printmaker whose detailed work is often as narrative as it is visual and was the commissioned artist for the Globe Theatre throughout Mark Rylance’s reign as Artistic Director. His book Intaglio Printmaking was published by A & C Black in 2008.
“I work in the English narrative art tradition although I am not English. I was born in Canada but think of myself as a Londoner ever since arriving for what was meant to be a two-week stay twenty years ago. I have that immigrant’s zeal for my adopted home and include local settings and recognizable vistas in much of my work. My paintings and prints display a love of art history and a kinship with Hogarth in particular, but the emotional current flows to Chagall, the gentle master of joyfulness, optimism and family love. Language is hugely important too. My titles are an integral part of the work and the action often involves verbal and visual puns and references to artistic and literary themes.”
COST: £10 (Bring a friend for £5) / Students £4
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