Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, ‘The Silken World of Michelangelo’ 1967
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
The Silken World of Michelangelo 1967
Tate
© The Eduardo Paolozzi Foundation

Six themes will be explored for each month of the duration of Source Spotlight Display, with May 2014 exploring Pattern, Graphics and Print.

Eduardo Paolozzi had a fascination with pop culture and technology. The instantly recognisable references in his prints, from Disney characters to Michelangelo, make his work feel relevant and accessible today. His innovative use of colour and pattern suggests contemporary printmaking and collage, where digital technology has pushed the uses of colour, texture and pattern. Paolozzi’s collection of seemingly unrelated images that are arranged to form a unified end piece resonate with the way images are discovered, interacted with and placed together on image-centric websites.

As part of Pattern, Graphics and Print month print studio Peckham Print Studio lead an interactive workshop exploring the basic aspects of the screen printing process.

Source display has been curated by Tate Collective London. Tate Collective London plan and develop events for other young people, 15 – 25 years, to create, experiment and engage with the Tate Collection at Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Tate Collective London is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.