John Ellis: Bone Black Noir
John Ellis: Bone Black Noir is Ellis’ (Bainbridge Island) latest series of monotypes. These black and white prints draw inspiration from fictional Film Noir scenes, imbuing them with a distinctive subject matter and mood. “Bone Black” alludes to both the ink’s color and the enigmatic, highly stylized vignettes portrayed in the artwork.
Header image: John Ellis, Bone Black Noir #5, 2023, monotype, 13.5″h x 10″w, Courtesy of the Artist, photo by Laura Zander.
Calendar image: John Ellis, Bone Black Noir #3, 2023, monoprint 2/2, 14″h x 11.75″w, Courtesy of the Artist, photo by Laura Zander.