2020 CAPE DORSET Annual Print Collection
Paper: Kizuki Kozo White
Printer: Qavavau Manumie
76.5 x 62 cm (30 x 24 3/8 in.)
Quvianaqtuk Pudlat (b. 1962)
Quvianaqtuk Pudlat is a graphic artist and sculptor from Kinngait (Cape Dorset), Nunavut. His work first appeared in the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection in 2017.
Pudlat's compositions are dynamic and balances flowing, rounded forms. Stone cut prints are created using the stonecut method, a technique less frequently used by contemporary printmakers as lithography or etching and aquatint. Stonecut prints are created by carving away areas that are not to appear in a print from a block of stone, leaving the uncut raised areas to be inked. The practice is time consuming and requires patience to complete.
Quvianaqtuq’s parents were both printmaking artists and his grandfather Simeonie Quppapik was a well-known artist, printmaker and typographer.