Patrick Caulfield was a contemporary British artist and printmaker.
Caulfield’s work typically depicts everyday items, often in flat colour with distinct black outlines. The works are very economical in terms of line and tone and in some instances, particularly the screenprints, use only one predominant colour and the black outline.
Caulfield’s later work shows his mastery of using negative space.
These two pieces come from a series of 8 works, collectively called the White Ware Series. Here we can see how Caulfield has concentrated on the negative space around the object to create the image. the pieces almost look like collages of shapes cut from different coloured papers.