This collection of 11 prints was selected to be representative of Desmet's career and development in print media.
Collection of Relief Prints & Collages by Anne Desmet, 19902007
© Anne Desmet
- Wood engravings, linocuts & collage
- 7.6 x 7.6 cm to 60 x 40.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,750 ( Total: £7,115)
- Acquired in:
- Hart Art Gallery
Desmet is one of Britain's foremost contemporary wood engravers. In her work she explores themes of architecture and metamorphosis to create a sense of the interweaving of years of history, specifically the multi-layered nature of cities, where ancient ruins co-exist with modern apartments, and where building sites clad in scaffolding imply change and development. These exoskeletons help to describe and disguise the structures beneath, and imply a process of mutation. Desmet often uses a sequential format to imply time, change and chains of thought.
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