Swoon has been featured on blakkbyrd earlier this year
Oversized cut-out figurative prints by Swoon (American, b. 1977) appear on three walls of the Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries.
Printmaking is essential to Swoon’s practice: the linoleum cut and woodcut techniques provide the bold lines needed for visibility as well as the capacity to replicate her large compositions with greater ease. Swoon’s work, which is often installed both indoors and on the street, combines figurative and narrative elements based on photographs of the communities and neighborhoods in which she lives and travels.
For these three untitled works, made between 2003 and 2005, she depicts
an adolescent riding a bike in Berlin,
a New York construction worker,
and a girl in Buenos Aires.