Lucy Skaer


About the edition

Margin is a CYMK screenprint which is based on my sketchbook. Tucked in the book are some pages I cut out of a magazine and kept in the sketchbook for the past five years or so. I've travelled around various studios in several countries with these pages in my sketchbook. The magazine pages themselves are printed in litho[graphic] CYMK and are of a 15th-century Flemish tapestry which, at the time of printing, had recently been restored in a private collection. One day in the studio, I photographed the sketchbook with its edging of pages; to me, it summed up how I use anachronistic material in my own practise to rub up against newer ideas and material, how the past more generally is enveloped in the present, obscured and alteredLucy Skaer

Year 2013
Edition of 8
Media Four colour screenprint on Somerset Satin White (410gsm) paper
Dimensions 148.5 x 101.5cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

About Lucy Skaer

Lucy Skaer was born in Cambridge in 1975. She completed her BA at the Glasgow School of Art. From 1997 Skaer co-founded the collaborative group Henry VIII’s Wives, and worked at Transmission gallery in Glasgow, where she had her first solo show in 2000.

In 2003 Skaer was short-listed for the art prize Becks Futures and exhibited at the first Scottish presentation at the Venice Biennale, where she also presented in 2007. Skaer’s solo presentations include a mid-career retrospective at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, ‘The Siege’ at the Chisenhale (both 2008) and a major show at Kunsthalle Basel 2009, for which she was nominated for the Turner Prize. Skaer lives and works in Glasgow.

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