Outrun Hand-Painted Multiples
18 colors + 3 simulated collage layers
Rising Museum 500gsm
Straight cut edges
Edition of 16
Each hand-painted multiple is extensively embellished by David Heo using a variety of media including paint, crayon, & marker. Additionally, many include original hand-cut and painted collage elements added on top of the print. HPM's are sold "blind box" style meaning that it will be random which copy collector's receive.
Outrun was a collage I made back in the summer of 2020. The spirit, the fucking zeitgeist was rough around that timeframe. So when Serio Press hit me up about making a print, I was like, "Yes, this would be a dope thing to try and process this idea of like, 'What the fuck is 2020, y'know?'" Outrun was the result, and it really hit home for me.
Tony, the printer, is sadistic in this idea of, let's make these hand-pulled screen prints that mimic the effect, the relief, the layering, and the texture of your collages. I was like "Sick, yes lets go." When it came to the variants I didn't really want to do a color-way. I just don't think that's really fun. And I was thinking a lot about the history of monoprints and this idea of a series within a series, and so I wanted to treat it in the same spirit of my work. I hand painted, hand cut and collaged on them.
It’s been a little weird to see what Outrun means to me as a piece back then as to now. My intentions for this piece were deeply affected by ALL motions of 2020. It’s eerie because it’s June 2021 and this collage-to-print quietly evolved to be a little too prophetic.
Texture is a key component of David Heo's work, and his art practice often incorporates hand-cut paper collages. We wanted to honor his technique in our process, so our idea was to simulate the look and feel of stacked paper in one of his collages by solely using serigraphy printing techniques.
We had been experimenting with this ink build-up process for quite some time, but this is the first time we've been able to use it in a publication where it makes sense. Collectors are encouraged to touch the print (with clean hands!) to fully appreciate the tactile elements of the work.