By using a variety of materials and processes with Carborundum and woodblock printmaking techniques being a central core, Dublin-based multi award-winning printmaker Richard Gorman is best known for his wonderfully printed artworks that display colourful combinations of elegant yet complex compositions. In 2015, Gorman teamed up with Stoney Road Press to produce a series of three monumental scale, and six smaller scale, Carborundum prints in editions of ten. For this project, the images were printed on handmade Indian paper from shaped aluminium plates, resulting in a series of abstract prints, entitled ‘KAN’.
Richard Gorman first began collaborating with Stoney Road Press in 2003. And long before that, Richard Gorman had also exhibited internationally since the 1980s. Solo international exhibitions included shows at Gallery Ihn, Seoul (2004); Koriyama City Museum of Art, Japan (2003); the Centre for Contemporary Graphic Art, Fukushima (2003); Galerie der Spiegel, Cologne (2003); Mitaka City Art Foundation, Tokyo (1999) and Itami City Museum of Art, Osaka (1998).
“‘KAN’ takes its title from a Japanese concept. The character 間 (pronounced ‘kan’) is an essential one in everyday Japanese. The fundamental meaning is ‘space between,’ ‘gap,’ ‘interval,’ ‘distance.’ However, it refers not only to space, but to time as well, meaning, also, ‘time between,’ ‘pause,’ ‘break.'” – Richard Gorman, 2015