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About this project

Thank You

Having successfully funded the documentation stage of the project it's time to move onto phase 2. Many thanks for all of you who were involved in phase 1 the project was funded in just 4 days. So for all of you who missed out there is an entirely different set of rewards available here.

 Project re-cap

I want to make a unique limited edition hand bound book of my latest exploration into colour contrast. These original watercolour paintings particularly when seen in reality have an incredible vibrancy. They create some astonishing optical illusions as the combination of the patterns and the colours combine to trick the brains visual process. They can literally shimmer and move as you look at them.

The Book

 The book will be produced to the highest standards possible. It will be hard backed with its own hand made case, beautiful to look at touch and hold. It will be (roughly) 48 pages broadly consisting of 40 of my finished 2017 colour contrast paintings. I plan to present the book with the bare minimum of text. It will be self explanatory on a visual level, a feast for the eyes and mind. The edition will be up to 100 depending on uptake and will retail at roughly £250. there will be an opportunity when I reach the third and final phase of the campaign in early autumn to buy one as a reward at a discounted price.

After being photographed stage 2 will be about printing the first set of books ready for my bookbinder. My current aim is to make each book with an original aspect possibly in the form of a small original painting within each book. I aim to meet with my bookbinder shortly to discuss some of the details.   

Project Origin

 For many years I’ve painted by mixing all my colours by using only the primary colors, this is why my work has such a distinctive palette. In January I began to breakdown and reassemble my understanding and use of colour with a view to developing it to impact on a more subconscious level. Colour and the way we perceive it is a science in it’s self and has been has been a source of study for artists over generations. To simplify it I initially studied the various combinations that a simple 12 point colour wheel can create. I worked using collage and developed my own techniques involving squares and then cubes as my central motif. 

The Future

It is crucial I make this project work as I see it as a template to take me forward over the next phase of my development as an artist. There is a great tradition and history of artist’s books. They are a way of referencing a body of work as well as sharing the knowledge gained to both to artists and collectors. I have only ever work for my own enjoyment. Although it's great to see that the response this work has solicited on social media and from direct exposure to the public has been extremely positive. The 6 original paintings that I have exhibited so far have all sold at both the Works On Paper Fair in February in kensington and the The April edition of The Other Art Fair in Bloomsbury. 

 Stretch Goals. 

Without going into too much detail the main cost variable with printing is the quality of the paper stock. If I can hit this goal I will have a fine heavy weight paper to work. However an ultimate ideal would be to print on a paper called German Etching. It has the same slightly off white aspect that my watercolour paper has and is beautiful. If I can reach £4,000 this would become  a reality.

 Rewards Images and Links.

It is crucial to stress that the limited edition prints are only available here on Kickstarter. With all my Kickstarter work the rewards are unique and available at these prices only to this campaign. 

The rewards are broadly split into original work and  a very limited edition print. The prints is unique to this campaign and will not be available in normal circumstances. The originals I have made available at less than half of their normal gallery price so once again this is a great opportunity to secure one below normal market value. Images and links to images of all the rewards are featured below, so keep scrolling down. If there is an original piece of work associated with any of the rewards email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve it. I'll check the emails at least every 24 hours and get back to confirm the painting is yours.

Here are the images for all the rewards 

Reward 1

Here is a link to the 5 original Cubes http://mjforster.com/ks-rewards-small-cubes-50/ 

 Reward 2

This is the image for the signed limited edition print of 10

Reward 3,  the 3 small collages

email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve your choice.

I realise the presentation is a little rough and ready, however I can assure you that when mounted and framed they look fantastic

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Reward 4, 2 medium collages

You can email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve your choice. I realise the presentation is a little rough and ready, however I can assure you that when mounted and framed they look fantastic.

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2

Reward 5 

All 5 original paintings are roughly 35 x 35cm Kick Starter price £125, normal retail price £325. Email me at  info@mjforster.com to reserve your choice.

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4

Below is the same image uncropped.

 5

Below is the same image uncropped.

Reward 6

All 3 are original watercolours 35 x 35cm Kick Starter price £175, normal retail price £550. Email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve your choice.  

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 2

 3

Reward 7

Original watercolour collages framed. The photography here is not perfect, as all images are consist of perfect right angles, there is no bend or warp in any of the paintings, I had to use an old photographs as they are framed now. there are some shots of the frames excuse the reflections. Sizes are the framed sizes. Email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve your choice.

1  100x 80cm

2  100 x 55cm

 3  100 x 80cm 

 Here they are together it gives an indication of the size. Number 3 is on the left, number 2 in the middle and number 1 to the right.

 Number 1 Framed

 

Number 2 Framed.

 Number 3 Framed.

Email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve your choice

Reward 8

Both are 50 x 70cm. Kick Starter price £450, normal retail price £1,350

1

  Below is the same image uncropped.

2

 Below is the same image uncropped.

 Email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve either.

Reward 9

Both are 50 x 70cm. Kick Starter price £550, normal retail price £1,550

1

 Below is the same image uncropped.

2

 Below is the same image uncropped.

Email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve either.

Reward 10

Both are 50 x 70cm. Kick Starter price £650, normal retail price £1,750

1

 Below is the same image uncropped.

2

 Below is the same image uncropped.

Email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve either.

Reward 11

Both are much larger paintings at 75 x 95 cm. Kickstarter price ££950 Normal retail price  £2,250

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 Below is the same image uncropped.

2

 Below is the same image uncropped.

  Email me at info@mjforster.com to reserve either or with any questions.

Risks and challenges

I don't see any risks here. I am in discussions with a number of printing companies and I'm positive there are no issues aside from negotiating the best price.

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