The image is made up of greys black and white. In the bottom right a nude bearded man crouches with hands lossley clasped. The background to the image makes a shadowy effect with dribbling paint and some graffiti style lettering.
Graeme Nimmo studied portraiture at Glasgow School of Art. This print, entitled Off the Wall, combines traditional etching technique with street art-influenced spray paint stencilling, which creates the dripping paint effect.
The letters GM echo graffiti writing, where artists mark their territory with their names. The model emerges from the wall with an almost ghost-like quality. The figure is detailed with simple light and shadow. Although this print is unmistakably modern, it refers back to a more traditional art form, portraiture. Nimmo’s work updates an old genre with contemporary visual language. The simple beauty of a human figure is celebrated with ‘rough-around-the-edges’ visuals.