Gouache, plaster, and stainless steel on wood | 2020
To create “under the rug,” Ethan Caflisch unearthed questions and materials that had lay dormant — sometimes for years — and methodically sat with them, breathing new life into each. He made the decision to take his time and increase the consideration of every decision—which led to making about half the amount of work he had done in years prior.
The thread of these works comes from taking his time, and also as a direct result of moving studios across London. These works come with great questions and struggle to complete. Some of these works had been in storage in his studio for years, gathering dust because of the dense creative wall he had hit and couldn’t break through to complete them.
Moving studios, rediscovering these in-progress pieces and methodically sitting with each—and working on one at a time—revealed completely new works. These works tick all the important boxes in Caflisch’s practice—concept, material, process, and form.
All of these works have a gratifying feeling of punctuation, moving on. That moment when home starts to feel like home, or studio feeling like studio is a direct result from making these works and handing them over to Tappan.
15 x 8 x 2 inches
The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed by the Co-Founder of Tappan.
Framing & Mounting
Our frames are produced from the best quality wood, primarily from Italy. Each is custom cut and assembled by hand to fit your art. Hanging hardware included!
THIN GALLERY FRAME
This modern profile was designed for artists and photographers. Narrow on the front and deep on the sides, our slim mouldings provide a clean, sharp frame for your art, and allows all focus to be on your gorgeous work.
3/4" wide; 1 1/8" deep
UV - PROTECTIVE ACRYLIC
Our acrylic is more expensive than glass, but we use it because it’s clearer, far more impact resistant, and protects your art against UV rays. Framing-grade acrylic has become a new standard in framing because of its “clear” benefits.
THE FULL BLEED
Works are framed flush with the edge of your print without a mat. Request border modifications and spacers, which keep the work from touching the glass.
Adds a white core mat with a bevel cut opening to the edge of your print. If your work has a signature or edition numbering, we will automatically mat around it unless otherwise specified.
We use 4-ply, conservation-grade, acid-free mat board. We match whites and off-whites to your exact piece. Acid-free materials protect your art from yellowing or becoming brittle.
Floating a piece allows for a full view of the face and sides of the artwork. Floating is recommended for original drawings and paintings or any piece produced on specially trimmed paper.
Ethan’s exhibition venues and publications include the Institute of Contemporary Art (San Jose), Cheryl Hazan Gallery (New York), A.M. Gallery (Antwerp), Art Maze Magazine, and AnOther Magazine. Explore his large, geometric and minimalist paintings, figurative paintings and hand made textile works.
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