Cank Street Gallery
44-46 Cank Street
Leicester LE1 5GW
Open Monday - Saturday 9.30 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday 11.30 am - 4.00 pm
An exhibition of original linocuts by Peter Rapp. Inspired by 'The Book of Imaginary Beings' by Jorge Luis Borges, Peter’s crisply executed, black and white linocuts are immediately engaging and darkly humorous.
While the prints are a playful retelling of the bestiary, Peter follows in the footsteps of other great satirical artists such as William Hogarth, letting the humour of his work, in this case the cartoon qualities of a hairy monkey or a bespectacled cyclops, expose perhaps, the fears and uncertainties of our modern world.
Peter started making prints in 1999, learning printmaking at the Working Men’s College and Morley College in London, and subsequently as an active member of East London Printmakers.
Now based in Leicester, Peter is a member of Leicester Society of Artists and Leicester Print Workshop. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is in many private and public collections including Leicester Museums and Galleries, Tate Library, The V&A and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art.
Peter Rapp, The Monkey of the Inkpot, linocut
This exhibition is presented by Cank Street Gallery in collaboration with Leicester Society of Artists.
Read the Peter Rapp: Featured Artist blog here
Go to the Cank Street Gallery online Catalogue here