Tom Cullberg’s prints are an extension of his paintings that explore aspects such as narrative, intimacy and the transient. As starting points for his prints Cullberg used references to his paintings as well as found images. Unsurprisingly, colour was vital in the production of these prints. Many trial proofs were pulled in order to establish the right colour. The prints were constructed layer upon layer until a reality emerged that conveyed both the physicality of the prints themselves and the objects that are portrayed.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Cullberg attended the Michaelis School of Fine Art and after his studies continued to live in Cape Town; today Cullberg is seen as a South African artist. Cullberg has had thirteen solo exhibitions to date at Brundyn + and João Ferreira Gallery in Cape Town. As well as in Stockholm and Milan. The artist is represented by Barnard Gallery in Cape Town.
The Formative Years
Soft ground, spit bite aquatint, lift ground aquatint, aquatint and burnishing on Zerkall Intaglio 250gsm
Edition of 20
Paper Dimensions: 49 x 38 cm each
Image Dimensions: 29.5 x 23.5 cm each