A series of new collages, drawings and poster prints inspired by the Brutalist architecture
of the Ulster Museum in Belfast, taking shapes and forms from architect Francis Pym’s
cubist concrete structure.
Drawings of the building are translated into shapes then collaged, reconfigured in different
ways. The layering of various viewpoints of this mid-century modernist building makes new abstract compositions.
The collages incorporate cardboard from discarded packaging. This card stock is excellent for collaging with its variety of tones and textures. The fold lines & glue marks on the card are integrated in to works as they echo the construction lines and ageing process of Pym’s concrete statement.
Details of the making process can be seen on Instagram @heraldblack
A graduate from the Belfast School of Art, Stephen Dow is an artist & printmaker based in
London. He set up heraldblack in 2014, his work has been licensed by Little, Brown Book
Group, Columbia University Press and Mondadori Libri, homewares brands Habitat and
Anthropologie as well as translated into knitwear by Pringle of Scotland.
For more information on any of the works please contact Stephen Dow