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Born in Edmonton, Patrick Bulas received both his BFA and MFA from the University of Alberta. He now lives in Saskatoon and is the printmaking studio technician and sessional instructor at the University of Saskatchewan as well as a founding member of Ink Slab Printmakers. Bulas has spent the past several years exploring the wonder and beauty of phenomena studied in physics and astronomy through woodcut, etching, and mezzotint. The series of mezzotint prints currently displayed in the Rental and Sales Gallery are inspired by his cat Lucy and her imagined interactions with other animals. The traditional printmaking technique provides for highly refined images and Bulas’ attention to detail gives the work a sense of reality while depicting a fantastical storybook world.


Set against an inky black void, a cat and her two fox companions enjoy a round of leapfrog in Patrick Bulas’ Play (2014). This interspecies game is typical of the artist’s series of prints in which his cat – Lucy – impersonates and interacts with non-feline animals. The lively images conjure a world where animals coexist in improbable ways. Bluas’ use of copper-print mezzotint printing produces highly refined images, making the imagined setting all the more believable.

Play
15×20″
Framed Mezzotint
 Monthly Rental: $10
Sale Price: $250
SOLD
ARBP014
Prickle
21×28″
Framed Mezzotint
 Monthly Rental: $12
Sale Price: $300
AVAILABLE
ARBP012
Slumber
19×26″
Framed Mezzotint
 Monthly Rental: $10
Sale Price: $250
AVAILABLE
ARBP011
Roam
14×13.5″
Framed Mezzotint
 Monthly Rental: $10
Sale Price: $250
AVAILABLE
ARBP007

 

Artist

Bulas, Patrick

Price

$100–$300

Size

Small

Medium

Mezzotint