Eastside Series, 2018-2019

“This print series was initiated with much enthusiasm by Candice Berman after her first visit to my work-space at Eastside Studios in Salt River, Cape Town. On entering the space she encountered some experimental test prints, scattered around my studio. Candice immediately suggested creating a limited edition print series using these test prints as a visual guideline.
Working in a very expressive, intuitive manner with a variety of inks, acrylic and oil pastels on a white plastic substrate, I created about eighty paintings over a four-month period. From these paintings Candice and I selected the fourteen paintings that would make up the print series.
This creative process, which sometimes felt like a commission and sometimes a collaboration, was for me a very positive learning curve, energetically nudging me into places I had never ventured before.”

-Dave Robertson, 2018