Skin & Bone is a combination gallery and tattoo studio. The gallery will exhibit art and ethnographic handicrafts related to tattooing, while the studio will have Colin Dale tattooing alongside various guest artists throughout the year. Through his years of travelling and tattooing around the world Colin has had the pleasure to meet and work alongside a wide range of tattoo artists and experts working in ethnographic and other specialized styles. Amongst these friends, we have hand-tattooists from Borneo, Polynesia and Japan as well as some of the world's leading artists in Blackwork and Dotwork coming to visit. Check the homepage to see some of the work

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Alex Binnie: "The Woodcut Portraits"

Well to kick off the Ink Fest weekend Skin&Bone held an open house and exhibition.
There has really gone too long between our exhibits and Ink Fest was the perfect chance to drink wine and stroke our goatees while pretending to be cultured :-)
I just wanted to thank all of our family and friends who attended... what was originally planned to end at 22:00 ended up going until 3:00 AM  

The exhibition was a collection of Alex Binnie's woodcut portraits which he has produced over the last several years and finally showed all 36 in London last September. Aside from the prints we also had books of the show of which there are still a couple left.

The portraits are all of known tattooists and are printed on Japanese paper using an old Victorian printing press.

Jean Michel Manutea and I relaxing before the opening

The portraits are quite amazing as the shading is done using only lines of textures and patterns which are extremely intricate and in some cases the people arn't even recognizable until you step far enough away. 
The exhibition will be on display until next month.

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