Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Sabrina de Turk phD art historian) presents the video
Monday, 5 October 2009
About her work Connie Carruthers, says" my artistic investigations focus on the physical aspects of who we are and on the quirky sociology of our habits. The surface of a face, the free flowing gesture of a body, or the silliness of a social convention, all help me understand a little bit more about who we are and why we do the things we do.
Dennis Raines, an interesting chap, has been featured in an interview on this blog and discusses how and why he likes to incorporate inkjet into his printmaking. His favored print process seems to be silkscreen although he also has worked with mezzotint. He seems to work with various art processes including drawing, photography and sculpture. To see more of what he has been up to of late check his Flickr photo album, which are organized into 'sets.
There are also some nice pictures of his 2 lovely cats Elli and Miles.
print linocut on inkjet features the background that is much more indicative of her interests as an artist." I am trying to create a new medium, by introducing elements from different cultures. This integration respects both languages, and the new language that is created maintains the forms of each respective culture". She uses "the Adinkra symbols were originally stamped in cloth, the repetition of alphabets to form these symbols brings the concept of the stamping from ancient craft to modern times" Visit the virtual art gallery at St Katherine University to find out more. http://www.stkate.edu/gallery/shows_06_cross/
Friday, 2 October 2009
Here's an artist I never knew about until I came across this piece in IPCNY's archive of exhibitions within its "New Prints Programme Elizabeth Catlett. She seems to be held in high Esteem and has been making art for many a year now. Sculpture and printmaking being her two preferred mediums. Heres a link to more of her images and no doubt more information as to her long and illustrious career. Quite a woman it seems.
Friday, 25 September 2009
With reference to actually combining old and new printmaking technologies Francisco Souto
says " it represents the perfect vehicle to create a body of work where the subject matter is recontextualized and disjointed by pairing objects in sequence of optical moments. It becomes the expression of complex relationships."
Friday, 18 September 2009
You can see more of Jenny's work on her website Bikini Press
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
Her work was featured in 2003, in an exhibition curated by Dorothy Simpson Krause of Digital Atelier. This show explored artists using inkjet as a major component of the artwork. The exhibition was called "Digitally Speaking"
Well worth checking out.
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
I met David round about 10 years ago when I went for an interview to Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland for an artists residency. I was not the person who was selected but it was a fun frantic day of immense contrasts as in the rush to the airport from busy busy London for the early morning flight through to Belfast where I was visiting for the very first time.
Then the drive from the airport through very different neighborhoods till I arrived at Seacourt. I had my interview with a panel of people of which David was one of the people and I can not remember much about it other than that it was fine - it was informal and friendly. Quite probably they didnt select me because I am not a highly competent pritnmaker in a technical sense although I would hope that they did find me 'interesting' as an artist.
Whatever ....in the afternoon Jean Duncan one of the founding members of Seacourt took me to her house and I just hung out there until it was time for me to get dropped to the airport for my flight back to London. It was a sunny day.
I have recently reconnected with and become'friends' with David, through the printmakers community website Inkteraction.
A very experienced printmaker David always seems to be exploring possibilities within his fine art practice and this includes playing around with inkjet and painting - as well as printmaking!"
Davids website is well worth a visit - there really is a lot of interesting work to look at!!
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Malynda Poulsen Jones - has an interesting website, where you can see her working in various media - take a peek - it's http://malyndapoulsenjones.com/home.html
See more of Justins work on http://www.justinstrom.com/
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Been sort of left with the feeling that some of the other artists just haven't dedicated enough time and commitment to their pieces and they have instead output some rather rushed if not half hearted efforts that surely they wouldn't want to act as a representation of their worth as an artist. What are your thoughts.?
Having said that I do by now have a considerable print collection upstairs in the vault (only kidding) - it's the big cupboard in the office where we keep all the photography equipment and portfolios.
Apologies for the images being so small. It was all that was available.
The only link for these artists was Nate Bench's website.
Candace Nicol's website is within the previous post
Dates: July 15-17 (Wednesday - Friday)
Cost: $250 including 2 nights lodging - Wed. Thurs. - (meals are organized
Deposit of $100 to SMAC by June 30.
Please call (775) 847-7774 or E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Nazemian, St. Mary's Art Center, Inc., PO Box
396, Virginia City, NV 89440
Instructor: Candace Nicol
Description: Artists will combine Solarplate etchings with collagraphs and
digital chine colle, to create interesting hybrid prints that combine
photographic images with layered textures and designs.
This 3-day workshop is designed to explore hybrid intaglio/digital
techniques. This is a class for any artistic level and no prior printmaking
experience is needed. The following techniques will be taught: Solarplate
printing, collagraph printing and digital techniques with chine-colle. (We
will be using an Epson 2200 printer and I will have my laptop. If you have
your own lap-top, that would be great. If not, bring images burned on a CD
or USB drive.)
Thursday, 26 March 2009
I first became aware of Ron Pokrassos artwork because of an image of his which I really loved. It was in a book I had (still do somewhere) by Julia Ayres (Ayres, J. Monotype. New York: Watson Guptill Publications, 1991.)
At the time I was trying to get somewhere with Monoprinting which was my first love in the realm of printmaking. I don't think I had my own etching press, back then, so quite a few of my efforts were in vain. But that's another story and I digress.
It looked something like this image ( i.e., the image by Ron, that I particularly liked). He had made an etching which he then made monoprinted 'areas' onto, so that each time - it went through the press - it came out as a different image, with the central character (as such) remaining constant.
I seem to remember that there was also a reference to his work, in my main printmaking technical manual until recently namely "Ross, J., C. Romano, and T. Ross. The Complete Printmaker. New York: The Free Press, 1990".
It's good to know that artists such as Ron also work or at least have experimented with Inkjet and traditional printmaking. Check out more of Ron's work at his very organized and extensive website.
I believe that most artists will have heard of the work of Tom Phillips and particularly his work "Humament" which is his most well known piece.
He has a website dedicated to it. In fact whilst there - I discovered that its possible to see a slideshow of all the pages in this renowned bookart piece.
Whilst there I became aware that Tom has been using the medium of printmaking for quite some time See more of his works at his website.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Fistly Joe Waks - see his works on his website which is still under construction ( know the feeling Joe!!) Everything that isnt about actually making the works is such a drag.
The other artist whose name rings a bell is Robert Mueller - his website looks a little more finished ( I'm no one to talk !!) and I get the impression that he's a busy bee too.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
N D P has afforded a huge number of artists with the opportunity to produce and cheaply distribute new works in multiple form. It would seem that 2008 was the final annual publication.
Here are some images from NDP
The means of undertaking these can be in the form of e.g., print portfolios. exhibitions and billboards, all aimed towards social education and development.
Their website --- Ignore the “gobblygook” code at top of page and scroll down to settle into viewing the website where you will findinformation about previous and ongoing projects.
In 2007, "Women for Children” was one such project. An international print portfolio which invited 25 artists and 25 poets to participate by contributing work that addressed and raised awareness on the matter of children’s rights.
Included here is an image by Avitha Sooful and poem by Lebogang Mashile
My world in Mama’s hands
My world is in Mama’s hands and in Papa’s lap
On Oupa’s shoulders and on Gogo’s back
My world is an unformed promise
As soft as my flesh
Laced with a ferocious warning
Not to harm a hair’s breath
A different hue of love is calling
One compose of rivers wept
By those before me who prayed for morning
I crawl on their steps
In Mama’s hands and in Papa’s lap
On Oupa’s shoulders and on Gogo’s back.
I am a new day
Touch me gently
There is no going back.
Lefatshe la ka Matsohong a mme
Sesotho translation: Mohau Letsie
Lefatshe la ka moetshong a mme hedima ntate
Mahetleng a ntatemolo le mokotlong wa nkgono
Lefatshe la ka ke thepiso sa hlophiswang
Le bonolo jwaloka letlalo la ka
Le tletse dihlokomediso tse bohale
Hore ho seke ha utlwiswa moya bohloko
Mofuta o fapaneng wa lerato o ntse o bitsa
O tshwanang le noka ha e lla
Jwaloka bao ba tlileng pele ho nna ba rapella mafube
Ke kgasa mehlaleng ya bona
Matsohong a mme le hodima ntate
Mahetleng a ntatemoholo le mokokotlang wa nkgono
Ke letsatsi le letjha
Ntshware ka hloko
Ha ho sa na ho kgutlela morao
Click here to go directly to the ‘Women for Children” project page and to also view the “Dialogues” project currently in development which will be launched around the time of the 2012 World Cup Football tournament.
You can also visit their blog
which includes documentation of some of their workshops with various groups in community settings in the region.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
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Jenny Hyde's work and link to her website
Jennifer Hines' website
Keri Cushman - NO URL/WEB Presence
ChenChiong-Yiaox - no web pages
no web links for Ruth Bravetti
Wednesday, 7 January 2009
Candace Nicol I originally came across through 6 Sides to Every Story, of which I am a participant. I just found the idea of this project very appealing.
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This artist has a lot of energy, no doubt about it - it's reflected in all of the projects she has immersed herself in and I imagine she is hard pushed to get it all done. Her printmaking is energetic and I like it very much whether it be her "traditional" printmaking or her inkjet combined pieces. Really it's just another tool in the box - that's how I see it too. But all the same I think that when you are starting out - to incorporate inkjet into your printmaking - it's always of interest to see how your peers are approaching it.
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Another recent encounter has been the work of Kelda Martensen, I find her work to have something in common with Candace although I cannot say what it is. I am beginning to find more and more exciting artists working tradigitally so look out for lots more interesting artists to come.