Synopses & Reviews
A visual invitation to explore the imagination of a master printmaker.
A scrapbook of printmaker Chris Orrs observations and ongoing preoccupations, The Multitude Diaries presents 240 of the artists drawings from the last twenty years. A prodigious draftsman, Orr introduces in his drawings a cast of characters, artifacts, and symbols that appear and reappear against fictional and real backdrops, whether river, street, or skyline. Often rehearsals for his prints and paintings, these drawings, when combined, form a visual labyrinth that reveals both the potential of the drawing-book as a place for experimentation and the panoramic scope of Orrs work. The Multitude Diaries provides an invaluable look at the artists methods and creative evolution.
About the Author
Chris Orrs work has been exhibited around the globe, including at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Galleria Grafica in Tokyo, the Jay Street Gallery in New York, and at the Print Guild in Melbourne, Australia. He has been Professor of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London, since 1998 and currently lives in Buckingham and London.