Brian Rice’s prints span over 60 years. His engagement in the printed image reflects many of the issues that have shaped post-war British printmaking. The compromises and dynamics of working to commission, the creative exchange between printer and artist, the relationship between the abstract and realism, the tactile and the surface impression. National acclaim has been followed by periods of self-doubt and retreat from public attention, prior to a return to the print medium that has found new energy and possibilities. The idea of an editioned print representing some kind of finality has been a concept that he continues to challenge with a push-and-pull relationship to enduring themes and interests.
To view more go to the online Catalogue Raisonne of Brian Rice’s graphic work: brianrice.info