After the Masters (wet-on-wet series) (2014)
Unique wet-on-wet silkscreen prints
77 x 56 cm each
"The watercolor-like silkscreen prints of After The Masters (wet –on-wet series) is a play on how Vilde Salhus Røed, as a child, learned to paint with floating paint on wet sheets of paper. The assignment was often to mimic well known artist´s figurative paintings, but she was unable to make these paintings look close enough to the originals. In the wet-on-wet series, as in After The Masters, Salhus Røed has printed without motif in the screen and let the traces of the process be what creates the images.
Even though the wet-on-wet prints look abstract, they make up the concrete expression of the process involved in the production. The focus on process and materiality has been the starting point for several of Salhus Røed´s photographic projects, and in After The Masters she has transferred this way of working to screenprinting; a technique in which she has little experience to begin with. Salhus Røeds´ works are often based in photographic challenges, where archive and recycling of material make up key elements in several of her projects. In After The Masters she is going a step further; the works make up the reconstructions of frames and prints as if she had found them."
- From the press release for the exhibition After the Masters at Trykkeriet, October 2014
Photo: Daniel Persson/Trykkeriet
Installation view at After the Masters, Trykkeriet - Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Bergen 2014