Fahd Burki

‘Ancestors Circle’, 2014
5 colour screenprint on Somerset satin white
Image size 109.7 x 74.2, paper size 122 x 76.5cm. Edition of 20

Working primarily as a painter and sculptor, Burki’s residency gave him the opportunity to explore the potential of printmaking in his practice. The transition was a relatively natural one. ‘Ancestors Circle’ was produced using software to realize flat fields of colour with the crisp, sharp outlines characteristic of the artist’s work. He produced five printing separations which were printed from computer on to acetate; these acetates were then exposed on to prepared screens, coated with a light sensitive emulsion, and then printed individually by hand. Although a technically complex work, the image itself is strikingly simple. Aware of the proliferation in Scotland of Neolithic stone circles and the myths these structures embody, the work alludes to Burki’s ongoing research in to universal symbols and archetypes.

Alastair Clark, Edinburgh Printmakers