Reference Work

Reference Work

A reference work is a book or online resource that provides factual information on a specific subject, like an encyclopedia, dictionary, or handbook.

These works are designed for quick consultation rather than continuous reading. They are often used in academic and professional settings to provide a foundational understanding of a subject or quick access to important data. Some reference works are periodically updated to ensure the information remains current, making them valuable resources in fast-changing fields.

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What is silkscreen printing?

An expert printmaker takes a break from crafting world class editions at Make-Ready to guide us through the fundamentals, foibles and speculative future of screen printing and serigraphy.

What is silkscreen printing?
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Ayako Rokkaku: Painting in Public

A distinctive live painting event by Ayako Rokkaku in London, showcasing her spontaneous artistic process, and offering a timed print edition of the crafted artwork to attendees.

Ayako Rokkaku: Painting in Public
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Tschabalala Self in London

We all do it, but what does it mean to sit?

Tschabalala Self in London
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Seated

With her first ever public sculpture, Tschabalala Self brings ongoing explorations of body politics and domestic performance to London.

Seated
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The Seed Shiver Shine & Bright

Code-crashing maximalism presides over a new print edition by Tomokazu Matsuyama.In The Seed Shiver Shine & Bright, an opulent and largely symmetrical interior is disrupted by the irregular, swerving profile of its outer edge. Matsuyama toys with arbitrariness, compiling objects and motifs from far flung corners of his life in New York City. An androgynous, mafia-esque figure is surrounded by animals dead and alive – alongside fruit, flowers and a whiskey on the rocks.Flocking, varnish and glitter draw out choice details from the reference work, while snow-like silkscreen spots add a final layer of surreal complexity to the composition. For Matsuyama the process of creating an edition presents a chance to reinvent, rather than simply recreate, his paintings. “I finish a painting, and from there on there’s another journey.”

The Seed Shiver Shine & Bright

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.