Richard Peacock

I am a printmaker. I make limited edition screenprints, woodcuts and etchings. There are two main themes to my work.

The first concerns abstraction. I use colour, shape, repetition and variation to construct rhythmic abstract screenprints. I use changes in the weight of the inks, variations in the edges of the shapes and in the order of overlapping colours to build broken patterns that engage the eye over a period of time. Recently I have tended to use commercial packaging (usually boxes folded flat) as stencils for my screenprints: the shapes can be amazing and I feel this introduces a sense of recycling and an element of pop-art into this work.

The second concerns text. I am interested in small emotions and the everyday passage of time as expressed in commonplace phrases. I see these as emblems of hope, perseverance, desperation or resignation.

Sometimes I bring text and image together in poster-like images.

Born in the famous Essex town of Billericay, I have lived in North London since 1986. After working in various jobs, I did my art degree at the University of Hertfordshire, graduating in 2001. I have shared a screenprinting studio at the Chocolate Factory since 2002. I have exhibited in a number of venues, including the Barbican Centre and the Geffrye Museum. I show my work regularly at the Chocolate Factory open studios and am a founder member of Crouch End open studios. I have work in private collections in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Ireland and the USA, and have donated work to Paintings in Hospitals.
D208, Chocolate Factory 1
Clarendon Road
Wood Green, London
N22 6XJ
07796 141 965
Peacock344@btinternet.com