A print made in 48 stages and named after the 1970s disco dance The Hustle.
The artist, Richard Peacock, says, "I’m particularly interested in the way each shape influences both the position of the next shape and dictates the space in-between – there are consequences from everything. Maybe the shapes are people dancing – equally this could be a dance between atoms or molecules."
The composition initially came about as an accident, the artist explains, "I had already made a number of prints using this hexagon design, but these had always been in a tight grid. This design emerged by accident – I had cut up a rejected print and was trying various combinations of hexagons and putting them aside on another sheet of paper – I turned round and realised that I had the basis of a new composition by chance. The space between the shapes worked well."
Richard Peacock is a North London based printmaker whose work combines elements of pop art and geometric abstraction. His screen prints and woodcuts use colour, repetition, rhythm and imperfection in their compositions.
Each hexagon in this work consists of two pieces of screen printing, one on top of the other, the result of 48 stages of work to create this print.
Richard Peacock has a BA (Hons) Fine Art from University of Hertfordshire. He is a member of Southbank Printmakers and his first solo show was at the Barbican Library. Richard curates the Crouch End open studios group exhibitions and was recently commissioned by the Folio Society to create the cover of a 2020 poetry collection.