Struan Hamilton

In the past year Scottish-born printmaker Struan Hamilton has moved to NZ. 
He is a graduate of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art.
Struan was the manager of Belfast Print Workshop for nine years,
and spent time at Edinburgh and Dundee Print Workshops,
and the world-famous Atelier Contrepoint (formerly 17) in Paris,
where he was assistant to its director, Hector Saunier.
He is now working at Elam, University of Auckland.

On his website he comments about the process of making,
"the abstract quality is not a deliberate or forced field,
but more what seems an inevitable conclusion
to the gradual build up of fine details
in quite separate areas on the plate surface."

Struan Hamilton, The Way, 2008(?)
Viscosity Etching, 30x30cm

I thought this was a great illustration of that 'build up of fine detail',
and the colours add to its boldness and gestural textures.

For more information & images check out his website: