Unique Print

More Works By Joseph Drapell Monoprint 2005
24 × 16 in 60.96 × 40.64 cm
27.5 × 20.5 in 69.85 × 52.07 cm

About Unique Print

This compelling singular signed print–one of a kind was created by the Czech born artist Joseph Drapell. The form is reminiscent of the popular sixties’ art game called Spirograph. Brightly coloured ‘waves’ vibrate out from the center of the work. The colours pop from the canvas--pinks, blues, yellows, and orange highlighted by black on a white background.

“ It took me 50 years or so to develop my own art, to contribute to the chain of the art of painting.” Joseph Drapell

After emigrating to Canada, Joseph Drapell studied art at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. There he met Canadian artist Jack Bush and the renowned art critic Clement Greenberg who influenced his work. Inspired by the abstract paintings of Morris Louis, he experimented with different techniques to apply wide swaths of paint in thick layers. In the 1990’s he was a founding member of a group of artists called the New New Painters that exhibited together internationally. Drapell is a member of the Royal Academy of Arts, and his works are held in both private and public collections in Canada and the U.S. Drapell divides his time between Toronto and a beloved island retreat in Georgian Bay.