BOB KESSEL AMERICAN ARTIST Godhead

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Artworks Assemble! is an art series by contemporary American artist Bob Kessel. Shown here are printing stages of an image titled “Godhead“. Made with two semi-transparent colored inks to create a third color.

ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! GODHEAD by Bob Kessel
blue & red color plates together.

ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! GODHEAD by Bob Kessel
blue color plate.

ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! GODHEAD by Bob Kessel
red color plate.

ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! GODHEAD by Bob Kessel
Test print of first color (blue) printed at Axelle Editions NYC.

ARTWORKS ASSEMBLE! GODHEAD by Bob Kessel
Preparing to print red color plate at Axelle Editions NYC. Yes, I said red, but it looks blue. The red ink has yet to be applied in this photo. The blue is the chemical masking agent used in silk screen printing. 


The inspiration for GODHEAD print is the space god Galactus, created by Jack Kirby back in the 1960’s. The red and blue colors are a throw back to 3D comics. I did not make it exactly like 3D comics, because it hurts the eyes to look at it without 3D glasses. But those of you that have seen those old 3D comics will get the reference.