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Risograph Printed Rolling Pin Paintings


by Daniel Eatock, 2024

edition of 500
52 pages, Risograph printed in Orange
210 × 297mm, softcover (unbound)

ISBN 978-981-18-9368-1

Daniel Eatock has been making Rolling Pin Paintings since December 2020, initially using his kitchen rolling pin to roll flat daubs of acrylic paint (rather than dough or pastry). As the work evolved, he shifted to using a larger diameter roller intended to ink printing plates. This work further explores reproducing these shapes using the Risograph, which performs a similar action of ‘rolling’ ink into prints with its large ink drums. A total of 12 single shapes are produced in this way and these are recombined in halves to form another 12 compositions when viewed as page spreads. On the flip sides of the single-sided prints contains a slow conversation with the artist loosely tied to this work that started on August 2022 and ended on January 2024.

All books come wrapped in glassine paper and contains a coloured postcard – a photograph of an original Rolling Pin Painting.