There’s art I like, and there’s art I admire but don’t necessarily like. Then there’s a terrifying sector of art which I’m afraid of.
Not because of its content or the topics it covers, but because I just don’t get how it’s possible for a human being to produce it with the limited human being-type facilities we each have.
Well, Ivana Svabic Cannon’s work falls into category three. The Bristol-based printmaker and illustrator’s linocuts specifically don’t look like prints at all. They’re otherworldly, luminescent, spooky and alluring. In fact, my favourite works of hers are the ones that hum.
But no, I’ve not a clue as to how they seem so vivid, why they work so well, or which bits are made using which techniques. But I’m glad I don’t know, as some things are better left to the imagination. And I’m sure Ivana is in possession of a vast one.
For more on her collective go HERE.
And for her website, where you can gobble up prints and more, go HERE