Polly Apfelbaum | Woodblock printing at Durham Press

Our current exhibition My Favourite Colour is Rainbow, features artworks by New York based artist Polly Apfelbaum. Reflecting influences of Pop and Minimalist art, Apfelbaum uses geometric and organic shapes to create abstract patterns in a saturated spectrum of colour. In this image gallery, we reveal her printmaking practice, and explore the complex methods used to create works such as Love Alley 4. This piece was created at Durham Press, Pennsylvania, using 236 individual wood blocks, each one inked by hand in a variety of 44 different colours.


All images: Copyright of Durham Press and the artist. Published by Durham Press. Image courtesy of Durham Press.