by Ariadna Zierold
The Knockout! series is a companion print to Greg Gossel‘s Superficial! release from last year. This series is the other side of the coin to the aggressive punching character in last year’s release, which he looks at as a metaphor for the ups and downs of daily life.
As for the creation process itself, this series is one of his more heavily layered editions. Each piece began with a layer of collaged vintage comic book pages to create a unique base texture. The pieces were then sanded, hand deckled, and built up with a variety of screen printed layers, acrylic washes, and spray painted textures giving the series a very rich and complex surface.
“This labor intensive process mimics the layering and decay of old signage and street advertising and leaves each print in the series completely unique from the next.”