John Joseph Lynch graduated with Distinction from the MA in multidisciplinary print making in 2012.
After graduation Lynch went on to win first prize in the Neo print prize in 2013 exploring new media print with his hybrid prints looking at the redefinition of iconography. Following this Lynch was awarded the, “Peter Riddick” one year bursary for the development of contemporary relief printing at Spike Print Studio, which is the largest contemporary public access print studio in in the south west.
In this time Lynch worked closely as a guest artist with the international Hong Kong Open Print Studio developing his own approach using cross disciplinary methods to deliver a traditional print method of woodcut printing. Through scrutiny and experimentation he developed a highly skilled and contemporary style of traditional printmaking.
In 2014 Lynch was accepted into the RA summer show, “The Royal Society for Printmakers National Original Print Exhibition” with his iconic, “Royal Mail V1” and the edition of 10 sold out at the show.
Lynch then goes onto win first prize in the Royal Birmingham Society for the Arts Print Biennial with his Diptych of “Royal Mail V2” wood cut print, edition of 8.
Lynch’s work continues to be cutting edge and experimental with a visceral view on his subject matter. His work looks at the impact of human existence within the urban world through works which play on dystopia, iconography and existential philosophies that reflect a media saturated world on the brink of ruin. Lynch is also interested in states of existence within the urban and politically urban, often reflecting media and contemporary history and human impact.
As well as developing and scrutinising an exciting practice in contemporary printmaking Lynch now also works as a printer for the renowned Thumbprint Editions in London where he prints some of the most cutting edge work by leading artists from around the globe.
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