It gives us great pleasure to introduce Josie Molloy – a London-based artist and printmaker who recently completed the second year of a prestigious Printmaking Fellowship at the Royal Academy.
As well as being a valued print technician at the London College of Communications (LCC), Josie runs Screen Grab, a popular pop-up screenprinting workshop, and often works alongside fellow Look Up artist Kate Gibb.
Fuelled by a fascination with her “art heroes” – including the Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and Ben Nicholson – Josie’s work explores texture, light and architectural form. Her love of screenprinting has much to do with the physicality of its process. This reveals itself in her prints, combining vibrant blocks of colour with textural elements such as fluid brush marks, rubbings and collaged stencils. While screenprinting remains at the heart of her practice, she also experiments with different materials and media, including laser cut woodcuts, handmade paper, polystyrene, and hand-painted wood.
Line, form and colour unify the various strands of Josie’s practice, contributing to a body of work that is unpredictable, playful, and uplifting.