Friday, 11 March 2011
Mosaic: John Goto at the Edinburgh Printmakers
We love John Goto's abstract images inspired by the invasion of the Gaza Strip by the Israeli Defense Force. Goto explores the juxtaposition of traditional printing techniques with digital image manipulation. In the case of Mosaic, Goto takes documentary images taken during the Gaza conflicts and pixilates them using a geometric mosaic motif.
The application of this motif connotes the kind of censored images we see in the media (usually blocking out a criminal's face or exposed genitalia), voicing Goto's strong criticisms of the way the international press was denied access to the conflict.
Goto has exhibited at Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery and is currently Professor of Fine Art at the University of Derby.
Mosaic: John Goto runs until the 19th March 2011 at the Edinburgh Printmakers Gallery.