Sean Caulfield

Sean Caulfield has developed a suite of prints that, in addition to classical mythology and literature, have drawn on the history of scientific and medical illustration for motivation. From this research Caulfield has created imagined landscapes populated by enigmatic objects that refer to both mechanistic and naturalistic forms in order to explore themes of mutation, metamorphosis and biology/technology dichotomies. Although the work looks to the past for inspiration, its merging of mechanistic and organic languages is intended to point viewers towards a contemporary context in which advancements in technology are rapidly changing our relationship to the natural world, biology, and our own bodies.

Caufield, Professor of Printmaking at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, has developed a poetic, visual language from a variety of elements. He draws on industrial objects found in the rural Midwest of Canada and the U.S., the landscapes from antique Asian and European artworks, our contemporary pop culture, and various literary and musical sources. From these diverse inspirations and using a variety of print processes, Caufield creates haunting, abstract, dreamlike landscapes that reflect our historic and shifting contemporary attitudes towards the landscape.

RELATED MEZZOTINT LINKS:
Contemporary Mezzotint Exhibition - June 2011
Daniel Carrillo, Sean Caulfield, Konstantin Chmutin, Stuart Duffin, James Groleau, Yozo Hamaguchi, Katsunori Hamanishi, Seiichi Hiroshima, Peter Jogo, Robert Kipniss, Martin Langford, Carrie Lingscheit, Frederick Mershimer, Julie Niskanen, Judith Rothchild, Atsuo Sakazume, Takahiro Sato, Laurent Schkolnyk, Tim Smith, Kouki Tsuritani, Mikio Watanabe, Carol Wax, Art Werger, Cleo Wilkinson

Recent inventory Added July 2013

Additional work

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    Reflecting Light, 2011

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 18.
    5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches.
    $125
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    Spere of Fire, 2011

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 18.
    9 x 12 inches.
    SOLD
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    Two Doubts, 2011

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 18.
    10 x 10 inches.
    $300
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    Eunoe (Waiting and Yearning, 2010

    Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. Edition of 18.
    10 x 10 inches.
    $300
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    Hunger Tree, 2010

    Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. Edition of 18.
    16 x 16 inches.
    $500
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    Lifted Burden, 2009

    Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. Edition of 18.
    9 x 9 inches.
    $250
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    Body Tears, 2009

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 18 II.
    6 x 5-1/2 inches.
    SOLD
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    Protecting Flames, 2008

    Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. AP.
    18 x 18 inches.
    $520
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    Shifting Tree (Version #2), 2008

    Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. Edition of 18, third state.
    12 x 24 inches.
    $470
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    Second Cornice, 2008

    Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. Edition of 18. From the portfolio The Waiting Room.
    12 x 12 inches.
    $420
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    The Mountain, 2008

    Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. Edition of 18, second state. From the portfolio The Waiting Room.
    12 x 12 inches.
    SOLD
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    Body Light, 2008

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 18. From the portfolio The Waiting Room.
    3 x 3 inches.
    $100
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    The Lantern, 2008

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 18. From the portfolio The Waiting Room.
    3 x 3 inches.
    SOLD
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    Night Cloud, 2008

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 18. From the portfolio The Waiting Room.
    9 x 9 inches.
    $250
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    Figure #2: Twin Flames, 2008

    Mezzotint, intaglio, digital, chine colle. Edition of 12. From the portfolio Lethe: River of Forgetfulness.
    22 x 31 inches.
    SOLD
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    Figure #6: Shifting Tree, 2008

    Mezzotint, intaglio, digital, chine colle. Edition of 12. From the portfolio Lethe: River of Forgetfulness.
    22 x 31 inches.
    $650
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    Figure #1: Mapping the Descent, 2007

    Mezzotint, intaglio, digital, chine colle. Edition of 12. From the portfolio Lethe: River of Forgetfulness.
    22 x 31 inches.
    $650
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    Figure #3: The Spill, 2007

    Mezzotint, intaglio, digital, chine colle. Edition of 12. From the portfolio Lethe: River of Forgetfulness.
    44 x 31 inches.
    $800
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    Figure #4: Miracle of the Reed, 2007

    Mezzotint, intaglio, digital, chine colle. Edition of 12. From the portfolio Lethe: River of Forgetfulness.
    66 x 31 inches.
    $1300
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    Figure #5: The Mountain, 2007

    Mezzotint, intaglio, digital, chine colle. Edition of 12. From the portfolio Lethe: River of Forgetfulness.
    66 x 31 inches.
    $1300
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    The Passage, 2007

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 18. From the portfolio The Waiting Room.
    12 x 12 inches.
    $420
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    The Reed, 2007

    Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. Edition of 18. From the portfolio The Waiting Room.
    12 x 12 inches.
    $420
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    The Cup, 2007

    Mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. AP. From the portfolio Darkfire.
    12 x 12 inches.
    $420
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    Stream of Lethe, 2007

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 12. From the portfolio Darkfire.
    12 x 12 inches.
    $420
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    Phlegyas, 2007

    Mezzotint, digital print, chine colle. AP.
    6 x 5-1/2 inches.
    SOLD
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    Minos, 2007

    Mezzotint. AP.
    3 x 3 inches.
    $100
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    Climbing Down, 2006

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 12. From the portfolio Darkfire.
    5 x 3-1/2 inches.
    $150
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    Wood of Suicides, 2006

    Mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 12.
    8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches.
    SOLD
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    Fire Coast, 2005

    Mezzotint. Edition of 12.
    12 x 9 inches.
    SOLD
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    Island, 2005

    Mezzotint. Edition of 12.
    5 x 3-1/2 inches.
    SOLD
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    Water Event, 2005

    Mezzotint, chine colle. State II. Edition of 12.
    8-3/4 x 11-3/4 inches.
    SOLD
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    Fire Horn, 2005

    Mezzotint, chine colle. State II. Edition of 12.
    5 x 3-1/2 inches.
    SOLD
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    Black Wind II, 2005

    Etching, mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 10.
    18 x 24 inches.
    $600
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    The Spill, 2005

    Etching, mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 12.
    12 x 16 inches.
    $450
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    The Field, 2005

    Etching, mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 10.
    18 x 24 inches.
    $600
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    Broken Splint, 2005

    Etching, mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 10.
    18 x 24 inches.
    SOLD
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    Approaching Cloud, 2004

    Etching, mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 9.
    31 x 22 inches.
    SOLD
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    Flood, 2004

    Etching, mezzotint, chine colle. Edition of 50.
    12-3/4 x 17-3/4 inches.
    $500
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    Life Raft, 2003

    Etching, mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. AP.
    11-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches.
    $420
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    Double Tower, 2003

    Etching, mezzotint, intaglio, chine colle. Edition of 10.
    11-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches.
    $420