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Tim Mara,Self-portrait with Family,
Tim Mara Collection
© Belinda Mara
Tim Mara Artist's Alphabet

F: Family & Friends > The 1980's

back to the alphabet grid During the late 1970's and throughout the 1980's Tim became less interested in narrative and the complex methods he had used as a student. He felt his methods and his elaborate trademark prints were beginning to pastiche themselves and that he was attempting to cram too many ideas into each work.

Also, the physical production of making these works with their multi-layered printings and extended exposure to print solvents was making him ill and giving him nosebleeds.

He became increasingly interested in individual or simplified juxtapositions of images (click on 'J' to read more). He did, however, produce a number of prints involving figuration and the family. Most notably his 1981 print 'Self Portrait with Family' and the related four heads from the previous year.

He also continued to use friends and family as models most notably his direct family, his wife and daughters.

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    © Text: Mark Hampson / Images: Belinda Mara
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