Some fairs offer a great deal in terms of learning opportunities and this was one of them.
I love the fact that this exquisitely drawn and detailed print by Hugo Wilson at Pratt Contemporary is contemporary. The title “Goodbye to Monkeys” is so apt for the expression on the creature’s face.
A completely different approach is this huge screen print by James Nares at Durham Press. I can see the appeal of reproducing this type of mark-making as it can take an awful lot of time to get the expression just right and true.
Anish Kapoor had 4 prints at Lindsey Ingram – I’m sure the anxious expressions were fleeting though if I had a blank behind me I’d be worried (just a trick of my camera – there was one there – really).