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Again, Again and Again

by

Willie Rodger

AgainAgainandAgain
Again, Again and Again by Willie Rodger
Screen Print
2009
116 x 116 cm

Reg. Number: G1297

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The figures in this screenprint have an animalistic sensibility which enhances the chaotic moment the print is capturing. The colours evoke a passionate tone, whilst the expression of the upper figure is sinister, recalling ideas of power. The lower figures is overpowered, the upper figures crouches over them with a slightly menacing expression. This reminds one of the title "Again, Again and Again" and relationships that have this never ending, recurring quality.

The use of screen print with such a convoluted form is interesting, the finality and definition of the technique provides a stark contrast to the abstraction of the figures. The title "Again, Again and Again" alludes to the cyclical quality of the graphic which appears to be two figures in some kind of embrace. The main features are the two profiles at the centre of the composition and the limbs intertwined around them. It is difficult to discern arm from leg - which adds to the emotional intensity of the displayed action of embrace. This screenprint was produced by Peacock Printmakers, Aberdeen from a very much smaller linocut print of the 1990s.

Willie is a Scottish artist and printmaker, specializing in anecdotal prints made with linocuts and has enjoyed experimenting with innovative craft techniques.

His work has been described as contrasting a boldness and delicacy, together with a combination of tones of austerity and wit. Willie's strategic use of his medium exposes the maximum potential of it, whilst simultaneously maintaining an economic use of linocut.

"The prints may seem like a spontaneous, first time thing but in fact I go through hundreds of versions and sheets of paper editing, editing till I get it right."

Willie Rodger was born in Kirkintilloch in 1930, and graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1954. After working as an art teacher at Clydebank High School from 1968-87, he left teaching to be a full time artist. He has exibited widely all over the UK and also abroad, in both solo and group shows, and has also done a large number of commissions of public graphic art.

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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


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Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
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"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


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Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

Helpful Links

Maggies Edinburgh

Macmillan Information and Support Centre


Total Pageviews

400


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair