Unruly Gallery proudly presents new etchings and drawings by Paul du Bois-Reymond
Paul du Bois-Reymond (1974, Berlin) is a visual artist and graphic designer who lives and works in Amsterdam. He is part of design duo Machine, famous for their dazzlings record sleeve designs. In 2011 Paul du Bois-Reymond (PDBR) amazed the art world with his etchings for the first time. The extraordinary quality of his detailed pieces did not go unnoticed. Ernst van de Wetering –the world's leading authority on Rembrandt– acquired a large piece. At Unruly Gallery, PDBR will show a new series of etchings, as well as new pencil drawings. His fascination with etching started when he made a book with his father, Burkhardt Soell, who is also an artist.
PDBR: "I'm interested in typography becoming abstract imagery, in creating intriguing and complex visual structures and in simply indulging myself and the viewer in endless graphic possibilities."
The technique of etching has a grand tradition in the arts, used by artists ranging from Rembrandt to Hockney. Its delicate process involves a metal plate, wax, etching needle, acid, ink and a press. It is mastered only by few. Of each plate that PDBR creates, only five or less prints are made. The artist also works on a completely different scale, namely murals done with spray paint.
Paul du Bois-Reymond and Niels Shoe Meulman painted an ununruly mural in Amsterdam
"I like to combine traditional techniques with modern forms of art, like graffiti. If you think about it, the scale of a spray can and a wall is similar to a needle and paper." says PDBR.