Richard Peacock

Richard Peacock

I am an artist using screen printing and woodcuts to make original, handmade limited edition prints.
My imagery combines elements of geometrical abstraction and pop art.
In my screen prints the image is constructed using the building blocks of colour, shape, rhythm and pattern. The negative space made between the elements in my compositions also contributes to their impact.
The stencils for my screen prints come from a variety of sources. Sometimes I use basic geometric shapes that I cut myself. I also use pieces of packaging folded flat to form the basis of the images I work with. I like this element of recycling: using discarded cardboard to form the basis of an image seems appropriate in a throw-away world.
Recent commissions have included the cover for Philip Larkin Collected Poems for the Folio Society and 14 screen prints for Greenside House in Wood Green.

Watch Richard Peacock in conversation with digital artist Sandra von Haselberg >

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