Chris Bourke works in the highly labour intensive medium of lino-cut, a 'relief' printing method which involves the gradual cutting away of the material's surface to develop a composition in relief form, which is then inked and printed. M
any of Bourke's artworks are also hand finished. Here tonal detail is further highlighted in watercolour, as demonstrated in one of the artist's latest pieces- exclusive to the Nelly Duff gallery :)
The gallery exhibits editions and original pieces from artists at the forefront of the Street, Tattoo and Graphic art world, including international artists from Barcelona to Baltimore.
Nelly Duff champions the development of high quality hand-made editions; supporting traditional craft and age-old techniques. The gallery was one of the first physical spaces to exhibit Street Art internationally.
Nelly Duff currently holds the world record for the highest number of screens used to produce a hand pulled screen-printed edition, with Ben EINE. The artist’s ‘Twenty First Century’ canvas was gifted to President Obama, by David Cameron, during a state visit in 2010.
In March 2012, Nelly Duff was invited to be a main exhibitor at the prestigious ‘Pick Me Up Art Fair’, Somerset House. Some 30,000 people attended the exhibition. Furthermore, in April 2012 Nelly Duff was invited by the Victoria & Albert Museum to take part in ‘Street Art, Tripol.’ In partnership with the British Council, this was the first international exhibition to visit post revolutionary Libya.
Nelly Duff is regularly invited to contribute to lectures at the University of the Arts, London.