Untitled (Hunting the Noumenon), 2018 by Charles Avery limited edition screen-print
Limited edition 4 colour screen-print on 315gsm paper signed and numbered by the artist Charles Avery, depicts a fictional scene of a hunter and an elusive beast called the Noumenon. Shown as part of the exhibition Charles Avery: The People and Things of Onomatopoeia: Part 2 the latest installment of Charles Avery’s epic project, The Islanders.
‘A hunter, we are told, is ‘a circumspect loner, an eternally hopeful and eternally hopeless individual’ who belongs to ‘that close order of individuals who uphold the existence of an elusive beast called the Noumenon, even if they believe it cannot be caught.’
This edition is from Charles Avery’s latest project The Islanders, which began in 2004, the subject of exhibitions at Parasol Unit in London, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam. This fictional universe is devised around the accumulation of an ever increasing number of relics, specimens, maps, drawings and testimonies.
The Scottish artist Charles Avery is one of the most interesting contemporary artists at present, with a considerable international reputation. Since 2004, the Scottish artist Charles Avery (1973, Oban, UK) has dedicated himself to the invention of an imaginary island, new corners of which he continues to chart through drawings, sculptures and texts.
83.8 x 57.1 cm
Pencil, ink, acrylic, watercolour on paper
Limited to 100 numbered editions
Unframed and unmounted