By Luke Ramsey
Archival pigment print, 100% cotton rag paper, signed, 15"x21"
Reading Frenzy and Minikin Gallery are pleased to offer a selection of fine art prints from Luke Ramsey's graphic novel Intelligent Sentient? (Drawn & Quarterly, 2015), signed by the artist. Only two signed prints per image are available.
Intelligent Sentient? feels like an artifact from another time -- a lost feature in OMNI magazine or the album booklet for a late-1970s Hawkwind record or perhaps a print version of Koyaanisqatsi. Beautiful, detailed filigreed drawings fold in on themselves and blossom out at the reader as time speeds up and contracts. A loose story is told that involves a society of giant people, strange art, and inexplicable scientific experiments utilizing nonexistent technology. Factories and tree houses teem with life, and the city nestles up against a landscape filled with dinosaurs, apes, and dragonflies living peacefully side by side.
Luke Ramsey co-founded the Islands Fold residency, exhibits internationally and works as a freelance illustrator for clients such as The New York Times. His practice includes collaboration, design, public art projects, and detailed freehand drawing. Luke's collaborative mural with Josh Holinaty won a National Urban Design Medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Luke currently lives on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada.