Still Life. Illustrations and Text by Walter Bachinski.
Bachinski, Walter.

[Shanty Bay, Ontario:] Shanty Bay Press, [2019]. One of thirty-three copies, thirty of which are for sale. Numbered and signed in pencil on the colophon by Bachinski and Butler. Seventeen illustrations, including five pochoirs, seven color reduction linocuts, and five black and white woodcuts. Title-page illustrated with dark yellow and black floral linocut, colophon illustrated with light blue and black floral linocut. Handset Deepdene type, linocuts, and pochoirs printed on 20 gsm Arches Cover. Woodcuts printed on Fudagami Oguni (large). Text and color linocuts printed on a Vandercook Universal I by Janis Butler. A fine copy in an orange cloth slipcase. Original prospectus laid in. Bound by Butler in full orange cloth with color illustration on front cover, printed paper spine label, burgundy endpapers. Folio. 53, [1], [1, colophon] p (Item ID: 16622)


Walter Bachinski calls this the most personal of the Shanty Bay Press books.The title“reflects Bachinski’s interest in the genre of still life and the text is written as a personal reflection on the importance of this art form...[He] then explains his debt to some of the great still life artists of the past such as Chardin, Cezanne, Redon, Braque and Matisse and why artistically he finds the tradition so rich. He concludes by outlining his own studio practice and how he approaches the development of a still life composition...” The pochoirs reflect “a variety of approaches taken to still life by Bachinski over the years. Derived from large, existing paintings, these are by far the most complex pochoirs he has done to date.” Five of the seven linocuts “are paired with quotations about or statements by, the artists who have affected the development of Bachinski’s work” (From the Shanty Bay Press website).

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