Print Interventions: Introduction

Print Interventions​ examines the works of Laura Fields, Dan Perjovschi, Donna Ruff and Paul Thek who interact directly with the surface of newspapers – marking, cutting, pasting and rearranging the materiality of the newsprint itself. For several years, Fields has used the front pages of The New York Times as the foundation for her work. She extracts elements from its press photographs and transforms them into paintings, drawings and digital collages. Perjovschi makes quick and direct interventions that physically mark the page with handwritten texts and doodles. Ruff also alters the newsprint itself, using it as material for hand-cut geometric patterns that also form the basis for photograms. Newspapers were a popular substrate for Thek, too, as he prolifically painted onto broadsheets from around the world.