Rock, Paper, Scissors is an exhibition of prints by sculptors in the British Council Collection, from the 1950s to the present day. Looking at the artists featured, it is apparent that the process of printmaking, be it etching, screen print, lino-cut or lithograph remains a very popular way for sculptors to develop ideas and expand their portfolios. The works in the show are drawn from the Collection’s rich holding of prints, including a number of recent acquisitions, some of which are being exhibited for the first time.
The exhibition offers a display of the variety of printing processes and takes as its starting point prints by the prominent sculptors Henry Moore and Eduardo Paolozzi, whose work was to inform that of a subsequent generation of artists. Rock, Paper, Scissors aims to examine how artists have developed the interaction between the two and three-dimensional, as well as the possibilities offered by printed materials. It shows how prints have not only as be used as studies for the development of sculptural works, they also offer a record of the original.