UNTITLED (BLOOM), 2018
Archival pigment print with 11-run screenprint, 58 inches by 46 inches, edition of 25
In this print produced at USF’s Graphicstudio, Brooklyn-based artist Fred Tomaselli connects with the beauty of nature to escape from mass media and the insanities of the world. The background of leaves, collected from his garden, was first produced as a photogram and then translated into a print with an overlay of colorful screen printed abstract forms mimicking blooming flowers. Tomaselli is known for his collaged works created with unconventional materials and depicting surreal scenes. This print was acquired in May 2021 by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
Curated by Margaret Miller, director of the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum | Graphicstudio | Public Art