Screen Prints

In studio, we were prompted to study the process of screen printing and the use of color when printing a single image. The image we all voted on was of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. I found this mechanical process challenging, resulting in numerous attempts at printing.

The print on the left is a print inspired by famous artist Andy Warhol. I mimicked his use of color by choosing the same color scheme as the one he used in his print, Blue Marilyn. He did not associate color with emotions, but instead just applied colors in various color schemes. For example, the colors purple and yellow are complementary of each other.

The colors in the print on the right are inspired by the Haitian flag, which represents Basquiat’s heritage. Basquiat himself used colors that were derived from his cultural background. The colors complement each other well, therefore creating a bold print.

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