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Image of Punch


by Tim Lane


Artist: Tim Lane

Title: Punch

Date: 2010

Dimensions: 54.5 cm x 42 cm

Medium: Giclée Print with Ultrachrome Pigment Inks on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching Paper 350gsm.

Edition Size: 50


This limited edition giclee print on museum grade archival paper is a reproduction of a graphite on paper drawing by Tim Lane.


Here Tim shows the young children watching Punch trounce the devil as their matronly child minders talk amongst themselves. He explores ideas about a loss of innocence and a lack of care. The character of Punch was often used to voice opinions that would otherwise be prohibited, satirising politicians, for example. The darker subtext of the material combined with the explicit violence turns this children’s puppet show into something much more sinister.

Tim’s anachronistic style takes especially strong influence from classic literature and mythologies. Although Tim’s background is in illustration he now concentrates on fine art painting and drawing, in which he enjoys greater creative freedom in terms of both style and subject matter. Illustration has however helped to give structure to his love for working directly from his imagination and gives his art its narrative quality. It has also encouraged a passion for drawing, which is at the core of all his work.

Tim graduated from Falmouth College of Arts in 2004 with a first class degree in Illustration. Notable group exhibitions include Grotesques and Anatomy with Antlers Gallery, ‘Out of Darkness’ Literary Festival at The Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye and ‘Mortal: Life, Death and Memento Mori’ Clifton, Bristol. Tim has had two solo shows at Knifesmith Gallery in Bristol ‘The Innocents?’ 2009 and ‘Revelations’ 2010.

Original works by Tim are available, to find out more please contact Jack on: or 0778 050 3180

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