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Print is what I am and what I do. I teach on the Art & Design Foundation course at York College, where I look after the Visual Communication specialist area. My personal interest is in anything printed but type in particular. I make works which are printed and have a healthy obsession for beautiful and innovative printing, commercial or otherwise. I also like photography which is printed on lovely papers and surfaces.

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Anthony Burrill Prints

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I saw some Anthony Burrill work in Collette in Paris. It was made of translucent, polished and shaped perspex. The effect was to amplify the effect of his work on paper. It can be difficult to figure out what Burrill is saying in his work. The text pieces are self evident it seems but does the colour, layout, type and choice of copy instill a greater significance to the message? And then his illustrative work - if this is how it can be described - seem to have no particular meaning or purpose at all. So why does it make you feel happy when you look at it? And why does it reach you and speak to you? This is Burrill's skill. He makes the simple, significant even profound.
4th Jul 2009, 22:22   | tags:


Anonymous says:

How does he make the simple significant, even profound?

8th Sep 2009, 10:37

Wolfman says:

Its a personal response. It depends how much you want to bring to Burrill's images. Is it something to do with how much is stripped away from them? Perhaps we are presented with a message so clear and undiluted that we impulsively try to find meaning? Maybe looking for meaning is pointless?

9th Sep 2009, 12:49

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