Visitors are welcome to view David's work as it takes shape, and to chat to him about his techniques. The final work will be displayed in the StreetLife Hub after 17th June.
David Armes is a visual artist working with letterpress printing, language and geography. His typographic artwork is frequently site-specific and considers how sense and experience of place can be represented. He has been working primarily with letterpress printing on paper for over 10 years and the final forms can vary in shape and size from large sculptural paper installations to small artists’ books.Through using what was once an industrial print process, he is interested in where the multiple meets the unique, where the ephemeral meets the archival.
His studio is based in the English South Pennine hills on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border and from here he creates his own self-initiated work and recent commissions for organisations such as The Poetry Society, Nordic Summer University and the University of York Centre for Medieval Studies. He travels for regular residencies in the UK, US and across Europe and frequently shows work at artists’ book and print fairs in the UK and Europe. His work is held in collections such as the Bodleian Library (University of Oxford), Museum für Druckkunst (Leipzig, Germany) and the University of Porto (Portugal).
Free to attend. No booking required.