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Jon Lybrook comes from a fine art photography and experimental film studies background. Since acquiring his first 35mm film camera in 1975, Jon has been going beyond how the medium of film and photography was intended. Borrowing from avant garde photographers, filmmakers and painters, Lybrook has made use of the m… Read More
Jon Lybrook comes from a fine art photography and experimental film studies background. Since acquiring his first 35mm film camera in 1975, Jon has been going beyond how the medium of film and photography was intended. Borrowing from avant garde photographers, filmmakers and painters, Lybrook has made use of the medium in a way that fully utilizes the potential, depth, and expressionistic qualities of the medium. Read Less
"My abstract work comes from an inherent love of process. Seeing natural things happen in real-time and breaking them down into their components creates a sense of wonder in me and, I hope, the viewer as well. Painting on film is not immediate. There is a time-delay while the image is formed, as with print develop… Read More
"My abstract work comes from an inherent love of process. Seeing natural things happen in real-time and breaking them down into their components creates a sense of wonder in me and, I hope, the viewer as well. Painting on film is not immediate. There is a time-delay while the image is formed, as with print development in the darkroom. In painting on film, however, the shapes and forms are able to be modified as they are appearing. Translucency, opacity, form and color may all be modified on-the-fly as with traditional watercolor painting, but instead of manipulating fluid particles suspended in pigment I am manipulating high-resolution particles of silver fixed in gelatin, I am also able to create near-transparent imagery which is not possible on paper or canvas in most cases". Read Less
"Much of what I love about traditional intaglio printmaking is the deep roots of knowledge which exist. There is power in knowing the process you are working in has a 600+ year tradition and the wealth of information the traditional printmaker has at their disposal is truly awesome. There is also a kinsmanship amo… Read More
"Much of what I love about traditional intaglio printmaking is the deep roots of knowledge which exist. There is power in knowing the process you are working in has a 600+ year tradition and the wealth of information the traditional printmaker has at their disposal is truly awesome. There is also a kinsmanship among printmakers. Those who horde technique or innovation are historically forgotten as some anomaly, where as those who share can help provide elevation to individuals and the tradition at large". Read Less
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