Green Eyed Jump, Rural Idyll is a two-colour litho print that comes from a series of variations printed with these two layers – one is a hand cut a detail from an ornamented letter ‘L’ found in an old typography book, the other is computer drawn, made up of a digital texture derived from a collection of scans of film grain (in litho printing known as a ‘mezzotint’).
Antrum says: “The image is a roll-together of the impressions the layers give me when piled together: hills and green grass, tarmac textured over something as springy as grass, William Morris and the fun in pronouncing ‘rural idyll’ with your tongue… it might as well be ornamented.”
Holly Antrum (b. London 1983) studied BA Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art and MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London.
Her film Catalogue (2012-14) is currently on show at Grand Union and has also been screened in solo events at Outpost, Norwich, Someone else can clean up this mess at Flat Time House, London and within the Bob Cobbing retrospective, ABC in Sound, Exhibition Research Centre, Liverpool. Group exhibitions include Flatness (Online flatness.eu/summer-2013), In the House of Mr and Mrs X, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, Moda WK, Vane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (all 2013), The Stone of Folly, Downstairs Gallery, Herefordshire, Apropos The Kissing of a Hand, Vane / Festival Robert Walser, Newcastle upon Tyne (2012), and New Contemporaries (2011 and 2006).
She currently lives and works in London.
Antrum’s first solo exhibition A Diffuse Citizen opened at Grand Union in June 2014.