Yashua Klos will discuss how he seeks variation and experimentation in his process of woodblock printing. In his process the print is removed from traditional printmaking ethos, and employed as source material for a larger collage.
Yashua Klos collages woodblock prints to create 2D paper constructions with illusionistic 3D space. He engages ideas about blackness and maleness- as identities that are both fragmented and constructed. His works emerge from his unique cultural perspective as a biracial African American and native Chicagoan. Klos’s works have been shown in galleries and museums throughout the states and are included in the collections of the Seattle Art Museum and The Wellin Museum in Clinton NY. Klos’s works have been reviewed in the NY Times, and he’s been awarded residencies at Skowhegan, The Vermont Studio Center, and Bemis. He is the recipient of a 2014 Joan Mitchell Fellowship and a 2015 NYFA grant. Klos is represented by Tilton Gallery in New York and Galerie Anne De Villepoix in Paris.