'Making a screenprint enables me to deconstruct an image that I might have conceived as a painting and reconstruct it in layers, which is very illuminating'
- Basil Beattie RA
Screenprint, also known as silkscreen or serigraphy, is a stencil-based printmaking technique in which fabric, originally silk, is stretched across a wooden frame to create a screen. Areas around the image are blocked out as in a stencil and a tool called a squeegee is then used to press ink through the unblocked areas of the screen onto paper. The process is then repeated for each different element, creating a layered image as seen here in Basil Beattie's Unparalleled (2018).
Basil Beattie RA, Unparalleled, 2018
Edition size: 35
Image and paper size: 47 x 37cm
Courtesy of Advanced Graphics
Anthony Frost, Blue Crayola (2016)
Gary Hume RA, Yellow Slip, 2017
Screenprint with Woodcut
© Royal Academy of Arts