Category Archives: Printmaking

Printmaking

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“You are Listening” Exhibition March 24 – April 22, 2017 George Gilmour Member’s Gallery Open Studio Artists Collective, Toronto

  From Production Mode to Exhibition Mode   Printmaking is intriguing. Printmaking is very technical. In printmaking, the learning curve is steep. It took me a decade of dedication to build a body of works […]

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Beyond The Technique to Creative Coaching

Getting into the zone is already a great thing in terms of making artworks. Above all, staying in it and progressing into a creative flow is something even more special. This sense of accomplishment, of […]

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I am an Alchemist! Halfway into the Residency at Crujera’s Studio – San Felipe, Las Palmas, Canary Islands

The last two weeks have been a total immersion into learning several alternative techniques for etching copper and zinc plates using electrochemical processes. The electrolytic method is extremely effective for etching, offering varied ways to […]

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Packing for Artist in Residence on Printmaking @ Las Palmas, Canary Islands

I am going to Las Palmas, Canary Islands, for an Artist Residency in Printmaking. Alfonso Crujera, master printmaker and author of the book “Electro-Etching Handbook: a safe, non-toxic approach” (2013) has been my guide for […]

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Repetition Triggering New Discoveries of Meaning and Signification

The image is decoded, encoded, again and again while searching for the true nature of a subject matter. Variations of the violinists playing exploring the relationship between our sensorial perception and the materiality of media and colors.The subje…

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Breastfeeding

Experience materialized as a print. How images evokes the experience bringing the past to the present!

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Electrotinted Deep Blacks: Nitric Acid (Zinc) vs. Electricity (Copper)

Even though I first started working as a professional photographer back in 1978, it was only nine years ago, after I had left behind a two decade career as a lawyer when I got into printmaking. It all started at George Hawken’s print studio at the Univer…

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Electroetching: Easy, Precise and Very Clean Process

ElectroEtching stands for Baking while Ferric Acid (Copper) and/or Nitric Acid (zinc) stands for Frying. Etching is somehow analog to cooking. Cooking plates, creating a harmonic greyscale as flavours for our eyes.It does take a bit longer to electroEt…

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Falling in Love with the Image

Everything happens at the right place in the right moment. Processing images is not different. Once the conditions are met, and the necessary mechanical means provided, the image blossoms into full existence. The image takes the artist by heart. Any resistance is futile! One can say that the effort pays for the results.

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Printmaking Travel Kit, Post-Modernity and Worldview

Lately, I have been dividing my time between Canada and Sao Paulo. Therefore, I have tried to integrate the two places into my life style and schedules making sure I have a studio to work either here in Toronto or in Sao Paulo. I also try to have a kitch…

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Fascinated by Electro-Etching, Solar Plates and other Experiments.

Getting organize has been my mantra for the last months. Everything that I wanted to make depended on getting the materials and equipment. All took time to find, get over the Canadian border, to be assembled and teste. It helps a lot to have that my hu…

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Alternative Supports for Photo-Montage Intaglio Prints

I have been working on my landscapes series for about 8 months. Testing the ImagOn performance on alternative supports to copper, as plexiglass when not exposing the plate to etching produced surprising results.The “Church from the Bridge” print has…