Prize Winner

Glasgow Print Studio Prize

Painting & Printmaking School of Fine Art

Maya McMahon-Boon

(She/Her)

 

My work looks at the material exploration of my physical practice; how I map, layer and express the boundaries of my subject matter. Predominantly, my practice mostly consists of screenprints, and intaglio works; with my etching plates usually used on both sides to provide a spotlight on the marks made as an indirect result of other actions in the workshop. I realise my material process through a wide variety of technical and unconventional methods, which allows me the scope to play with ideas across many different visual languages. Within an iterative process, the scaffolding and uncontrolled marks allow for an interest in boundaries to take root. I aim to highlight the physicalness of the work I create by showcasing its material qualities. This allows me work to speak to the geometry of the organic while simultaneously walking a tightrope over total abstraction; the interdependent relationship I have with the more uncontrolled elements of my practice allows the linearity of my imagery to function as their own structures.

I like to think of my practice in multiple strands. Throughout my creative process, my bodies of work evolve through an undulating journey of repetition and trial-and-error while studying colour and form in the imagery. This playful experimentation in my work is then able to be regulated with geometric containers or digital image manipulation tools such as bitmapping. By having crossovers both technically and visually, I encourage the works to speak with each other in constant dialogue through forms, shape and subject matter.

Contact
mayamcmahonboon@gmail.com
M.MBoon1@student.gsa.ac.uk
@artbymayamcb_
Maya McMahon-Boon
Works
Etchings on Calico
‘Night Manager’ Series
Degree Show

Etchings on Calico

Gridded Red Under Black

Gridded Red Under Black

Gridded Red Under Black, 35 x 35 cm Multiplate etching on calico
For Sale: £130
Cyan Over Vermilion

Cyan Over Vermilion

Cyan Over Vermilion 30 x 40 cm Etching on calico Variable edition of 6 (4 available)
For Sale: £110
Ruled black under red and red

Ruled black under red and red

Ruled black under red and red 30 x 40 cm Multiplate etching on calico A/P
For Sale: £135
Installation view: 'Ruled black under red and red' and 'Night Manager IV'

Installation view: 'Ruled black under red and red' and 'Night Manager IV'

Installation view: 'Ruled black under red and red' and 'Night Manager IV'
For Sale: Left: £135, Right: Framed: £140 / Unframed: £85
Ruled cyan under asymmetric black (I)

Ruled cyan under asymmetric black (I)

‘Ruled cyan under asymmetric black (I)’ 30 x 40 cm Multiplate etching on calico A/P
For Sale: £120
Ruled cyan under asymmetric black (II)

Ruled cyan under asymmetric black (II)

Ruled cyan under asymmetric black (II) 30 x 40 cm Multiplate etching on calico A/P
For Sale: £120
Ruled Cyan Under Black

Ruled Cyan Under Black

Ruled Cyan Under Black 30 x 40 cm Multiplate etching on calico A/P
For Sale: £130
Gridded black under yellow over red

Gridded black under yellow over red

Gridded black under yellow over red 35 x 35 cm Multiplate etching on calico A/P SOLD

‘Night Manager’ Series

The ‘Night Manager’ series is an ongoing series of etchings I started working on in May 2023. The imagery was all taken from various TV Series, the stills from which then became abstracted as they transformed through the physical making process. By using fictional imagery as a source, I felt the work was able to grow into it’s own being with a certain freedom- speaking to the digital landscape, the masking from the screen is a catalyst for revealing the abstract.

Night Manager I

Night Manager I

Night Manager I, Etching with softground and spitbite and aquatint on steel, Plate size: 30 x 20 cm / Paper size: 42 x 33 cm, Printed in black on Hahnemühle Natural
For Sale: Framed: £120, Unframed: £75
Night Manager II

Night Manager II

Night Manager II, Etching with spitbite and aquatint on steel, Plate size: 20.2 x 12.4 cm / Paper size: (Proofing stage), Printed in black on Heritage White
Night Manager III

Night Manager III

Night Manager III, Etching with openbite and sugarlift on zinc, Plate size: 35 x 19.3 cm / Paper size: 47 x 32.3 cm, Printed in black on Hahnemühle Natural, Edition of 10
For Sale: Framed: £140, Unframed: £80
Night Manager IV

Night Manager IV

Night Manager IV, Etching with openbite and softground on zinc, Plate size: 35 x 19.3 cm / Paper size: 43 x 26.3 cm, Printed in black on Hahnemühle Natural
For Sale: £75 (Variable edition of 4 available at Degree Show with chine collé
Night Manager V

Night Manager V

Night Manager V, Two-Plate Etching with creep bite and hardground on zinc, Plate size: 10 x 20 cm / 20 x 20 cm / Paper size: (proofing stage), Printed in black on Heritage White