gfeller + hellsgård

The French-Swedish artist duo Gfeller+Hellsgård has been exploring screen-printing for over 20 years. From experimental zines, they have shifted to unique artists' books, monotypes and paintings, in constant quest to test and push the boundaries of screen-printing, by deconstructing its conventions, techniques and formal structures. 

In the series of monoprints “W.O.P” (Work on Paper), each unique print is conceived like an experimental painting, in which accidents and errors play an important part, with intentional overlaps, smudges, bleeding, glitches and transparencies.

The series of works is approached as a struggle, a negotiation with the image over a long period of time (up to several years sometimes). Experimentation cannot be about control; therefore chance is given a prominent role in the W.O.P series, creating an evocative fractal landscape of shapes, colours and depth. 

Read more about Gfeller+Hellsgård and see more "W.O.P" here.

About the printing technique: Monoprint is the designation of prints that are unique, but which have been built up based on printing elements that are used several times and therefore can reappear in several pictures.