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Ron Sims: Print index

An index of Rons' prints in chronological order

All prices are current, all measurements are approximate.

Yellow Suspended Cycling Wei-Wei (2011)

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  • Printmaking
  • 12 x 10 inches / 30.5 x 25.4 cms
  • Photo-screen print
  • £140.00

+ Using the design from a painting shown at the RA Summer Exhibition 2011, a photo montage of Chinese art and images have in filled the shapes. Wei-Wei is shown on his cycle

⇒ See large version of Yellow Suspended Cycling Wei-Wei - 1600 x 1368px (281 kb)

Frightened Runaway Horse (2011)

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  • Printmaking
  • 18 x 9 inches / 46 x 23 cms
  • Lino-cut
  • £120.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ To suggest movement in a hard-edge design creates a strange abstract idea in art, and the horse is a motif that is returned to. A painting of a horse was donated to the Suffolk Punch Trust on another occasion.

The Suffolk Punch (also known as the Suffolk Horse or Suffolk Sorrel) is an English breed of draught horse from the county of Suffolk in East Anglia; the name Punch from its solid appearance and strength. The breed was developed in the early 16th century, it is a heavy draught horse known as good worker, and is always 'chesnut' in colour.

The Suffolk Punch tends to be shorter but more massively built than other British heavy draught breeds. As well as being used for farm work, the breed pulled artillery and non-motorised commercial vans and buses - and is used for haulage in forestry work. The Suffolk Punch tends to mature early, be long-lived, and is economical to keep, needing less feed than other horses of similar type and size (a Suffolk Punch can weigh up to 1,000kg). It is a horse with power, stamina, health, longevity, and docility.

⇒ See large version of Frightened Runaway Horse - 1600 x 798px (1,328 kb)

Bull Ring at Dusk (2010)

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  • Printmaking
  • 12 x 18 inches / 30.5 x 46 cms
  • Photo-screen print
  • £140.00

+ after a series of hard-edge bull images, fascination has set in with the rituals of the art of bull fighting. This images uses photos as a montage with some hard-edge imagery.

⇒ See large version of Bull Ring at Dusk - 1600 x 1175px (147 kb)

Tall Thin Racing Horse (2007)

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  • Printmaking
  • 18 x 14 inches / 46 x 35 cms
  • Screen print
  • £180.00

+ The thin structure of the horse presents quite a challenge in a hard-edge design, and relates to past images where most of an animals form is shown.

⇒ See large version of Tall Thin Racing Horse - 1600 x 995px (281 kb)

Anglian Swamp Insect (2007)

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  • Printmaking
  • 12 x 10 inches / 30 x 25 cms
  • Silkscreen print on paper
  • From £140.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ From a series of insect designs, some prints still available from an original edition of 20: framed £180.00, unframed £140.00

⇒ See large version of Anglian Swamp Insect - 1600 x 1268px (1,328 kb)

Augury Prophet and Moon (2007)

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  • Commission
  • Photo montage
  • 6 x 9 inches / 15 x 23 cms
  • Photo montage (paintings and prints are being developed at present from this image)
  • Currently in a private collection

+ Originally designed as an invitation card to a party for a print technician - Linda Theophilus - leaving Gainsborough's House Printworkshop: (to pursue her own work in pin-hole photography and conceptual installation + to join her husband in India on various projects.)

In designing this image I included visual references to Linda: conceptual art and India = images from an exhibition De Sign - held in the Essex University gallery and curated by students on the University's 'Gallery Studies and Critical Curating' MA course. a-n magazine commissioned an article from me covering this exhibition. The images were from the video animation by Paul Schutze (inspired by the Jantar Mantar observatory gardens of Delhi) - The Garden of Instruments 2004 - (panning an architectural glass structure) which also included an Audio Art voice-over; an imagined conversation between India and Portugal in the c18th, 'referring to upgraded knowledge of celestial observations far superior to the Portuguese at this time'.

I have included some of the video imagery as texture on the prophet head; also another review for Marion Coutts at Firstsite, Colchester inspired me to the augury prophet idea + biblical and moon images included in earlier paintings.

Further references contributing to Augury Prophet and Moon include celestial eclipse forms from an Indian astronomer's site, digitised images of a Jantar c18th observatory, and negatives of shots showing a street in Coggeshall, Essex.

⇒ See large version of Augury Prophet and Moon - 1600 x 1085px (1,275 kb)

Red Flying Insect and Pink Architecture (2006)

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  • Printmaking
  • 20 x 15 inches / 50 x 38 cms
  • Silkscreen print on paper
  • From £180.00
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ From a series of insect designs, some prints still available: framed £220.00, unframed £180.00

⇒ See large version of Red Flying Insect and Pink Architecture - 1600 x 1007px (923 kb)

Black Five Bath Seal (2001)

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  • Printmaking
  • 28 x 31 inches / 71 x 79 cms
  • Photo-silkscreen on paper
  • From £140.00 unframed / £180.00 framed
  • One print remaining from an edition of 15
  • Currently in the artists' collection

+ Showing collage effect with hard-edge designs; this photo-silkscreen is one of the best-known images by Ron Sims and it is held in numerous public and private collections.

⇒ See large version of Black Five Bath Seal - 1311 x 1182px (1,856 kb)

All prices are current. All measurements are approximate. This index of Ron's work is a work in progress.