Red Rocks
By Simon Burder

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Year
1999
Media
Printmaking
Subject Matter
Sea and Boats
Reg. Number
G1045
Size
66 x 78 cm

This lithograph print depicts a dramatic outcrop of red rock. It looks down the outcrop towards the sea, and emphasises the wild, inhospitable isolation of the landscape.

Burder uses lithographic printing to create abstracted images of landscape that rely more on geometric shapes than realistic detail. He tries to engage the viewer with the wildness of the landscape, the craggy rocks and the open expanse of the sea.

Landscapes are Burder's preferred subject matter, particularly where there is evidence of human activity. This piece is unusual in this regard, since there is no sign of human influence upon this landscape. He remarks that, "my images are as much about how I experience landscape as they are representations of actual places. Lithography is my most frequent means of expression. with the stone itself deriving from the landscape, I feel lithography has a real affinity with my subject."

Simon Burder graduated from Exeter College of Art and received a scholarship to study lithography at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. In 1995 he established his own lithography studio at Oaks Park near Sutton, Surrey, where he continues to work. He teaches printmaking at City Lit at Sutton College of Learning for Adults, and lithography at Putney School of Art as well as courses at Oaks Editions Lithography Studio.

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