“Monochrome New York”
34.5 x 24.5 cm
Giclée Reproduction on Museum Grade Paper
Limited Edition Print
Giclée Reproduction on Museum Grade Paper, Unframed
308 from the Paul Kenton / 365 project, this print is part of a limited edition collection of 365 editions.
On an overcast day in New York, you can always rely on the yellow taxis to bring colour and energy, when everything else can appear so muted. Through the grey drizzly haze, the taxi’s yellow bodies and red lights appear to beam even brighter. The blue of a pedestrian’s umbrella gives off an electric luminosity. Scenes like this emphasise how colour has the ability to completely alter the mood of a scene.
Giclée (zhee-clay) is a French term, in this case meaning “spray of ink”. A giclée is a means of reproducing an original. It is not an original graphic but a fine quality reproduction print. Giclée prints render deep, saturated colours and have a beautiful painterly quality that retains minute detail, subtle tints and blends. The 365 prints are reproduced on high quality, museum grade papers, using premium light fast inks.
The production of a giclée print is not an automatic process. The human touch is critical in several phases of the giclée process. First the giclée prints began as Paul’s original art. Second the work was photographed in studio conditions using a Leica M240 50mb camera. Each artwork was then meticulously colour corrected. That colour correction requires an experienced eye and touch in making the proper adjustments in tone, contrast, sharpness and other factors to produce a print that faithfully reproduces the original. Third, in matching the computer image with the final print, a practised eye must make adjustments for the best results. And last, the printer itself needs steady attention to produce consistent, quality results. In short, the human hand is part of every step of the giclée process, with Paul himself overseeing each one. Indeed, the difference between a quality giclée print and one that is not, lies almost entirely in the human involvement and craftsmanship.
"Monochrome New York" is part of the following Collection(s):