Duncan Marquiss


About the edition

The title of Duncan Marquiss’s exhibition Copying Errors refers to biological variations caused by errors in the reproduction of genetic information, yet it is also a reference to Marquiss’ preoccupation with the idiosyncrasies that occur within the materials he uses. Working with DCA Print Studio Marquiss’ continued his interest in the relationship between natural evolution and human behaviour using enlarged images of jay feathers as a starting point.

Considering the notion of biology as a science of information, one that is concerned with how information changes through reproduction, Marquiss' choice of screen printing is also linked to his subject. It is a print process that copies and transfers an image composed of discrete units of information through the mesh of the screen. Yet as each print in these editions is handmade, every copy is open to variation and human error.

Related Work

Part of a suite of 2 prints:

Noise and Signal can be purchased together for £672 (inc. VAT).


Year 2016
Edition of 10
Media Screenprint on Fabriano Rosaspina Bianco 285gsm paper
Dimensions 100 x 70cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

About Duncan Marquiss

Marquiss graduated in 2001 in Fine Art Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee and subsequently from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2005. He undertook the LUX Associate Artist Programme, London in 2009. Recent exhibitions and screenings include Renderuin, Glasgow International Festival 2016; Experimenta, BFI London Film Festival; International Motley - Honest Signals, Glasgow Project Room; Index, Flatness. euscreening at Microscope Gallery, New York; Foraging Economics, essay for The Happy Hypocrite, 2014; and an artist curated programme, Information Foraging, for the Artist Moving Image Festival Tramway, Glasgow 2013. Marquiss is based in Glasgow.

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