10 July 2013

Bloglovin' And More

As you surely know by now, on July 1st Google Reader ceased to exist.
Did you know you can still follow us on Bloglovin'?
And, speaking of following, you should head over to our Twitter, where I regularly tweet about good books, good food and good printmaking.
Our monthly interviews will also be back very soon, another great reason to keep up with us.

01 November 2012

Seven Questions To - Valdas Misevičius

November is the turn of Valdas Misevičius and his mysterious shadow theatre.

I was born in 1981 in Klaipėda, Lithuania.
I studied art at Klaipėda Children Art School, and in 2005 I graduated from the Lithuanian Academy Of Music, where I studied film directing.
Since then I have been working as a film and television video editing director.
In 2011 I started to pursue my interest in printmaking.

Walking, etching, 2011.

01 September 2012

Seven Questions To - Kyoko Imazu

After a summer hiatus, we are back with an interview about bunnies and yōkai with Kyoko Imazu.

I am originally from Japan and I have been living in Melbourne, Australia, since 2002.
I graduated with a BA in Printmaking in 2007 and since then I have been making prints at Trinity Grammar School in Melbourne, where I am an artist in residence, and at Australian Print Workshop, Victoria, where I met fellow printmaker Damon Kowarsky, whom I collaborate with.
Besides prints, I also create artist books and large-scale paper cuts.

Tia And Haniwa, aquatint and etching, 2011.
Dimensions: 19,7 x 14,8 cm.

01 June 2012

Seven Questions To - Esther McManus

This month we had the pleasure to chat with Esther McManus, screenprinter and storyteller.

Esther McManus is an illustrator, printmaker and a creator of comics, based in London.
Her prints and drawings have a strong sense of narrative, and her stories are inspired by woodlands, folklore, sorcery and dreamscapes. 
She is also a technician at Print Club London - a screenprinting studio in Dalston, East London.

As The Sickle Moon Rises, screenprint.

01 May 2012

Seven Questions To - Marina Terauds

May's artist Marina Terauds talks to us about ex-libris.

I was born in Russia, Siberia, near Lake Baikal.
My first memories: snow, long dark cold winters, snow, stars, snow, frozen milk, snow again, and very hot, short bright summers, huge yellow and orange wildflowers – fields full of them.
Since then I don't like snow.
I love the starry sky, constellations and orange-yellow color.
When I was eight my family returned to Latvia, Baltic Sea, where I studied and spent the main part of my life.
My parents were not connected to art in any ways, but they both liked to draw, and in the mornings I could often find delightful surprises in my pad: drawings that my mom and dad made for me while I was sleeping.
We always had a lot of books at home, and my favorites were books with old engravings and pen and ink illustrations.
I graduated from Latvian Academy Of Arts with a MA in Printmaking and from Latvian State University with a MA in Art Education.
In Latvia I taught art and art history, worked as an animator for a film studio and illustrated about twenty books.
I moved to Michigan in 2000, where I set up a small printmaking studio where I work as a self-employed artist.

Chimera, etching, 2005.

01 March 2012

Seven Questions To - Anthony Roberto

This is how Anthony Roberto, our March's artist, describes himself.

I am an artist living and working in Portland, Oregon.
Recently I graduated with my bachelor's in printmaking from Pacific Northwest College Of Art with a strong focus on the intaglio techniques of engraving and aquatint.
My work deals with abstractions of time and history that rule our lives, along with the absurd conditions that people find themselves in.
Other times the act of drawing and physically interacting with the plate create images that satisfy me.
It comes and it goes.
I try not to take serious work too seriously.
When the weather gets warmer and I can no longer be found making prints, it probably means I am in Alaska fishing for salmon on the fishing vessel Shawnee, making a living.

Pursuit - A History, drypoint, liftground and water bite aquatint, 2009.
Dimensions: 15,5 x 22 inch.

01 February 2012

Seven Questions To - Santy

With this interview we wish to inaugurate a monthly date with a contemporary printmaking artist.
February is the turn of Santy, an internationally acclaimed street artist who is also heavily involved in the world of print.
We loved hearing his irriverent and smart point of view on the international printmaking situation, with a particular focus on his home country, Italy.

Santy, born in 1979 in Naples and currently living in Milan, has been involved in art since his teen years; he attended art school and then the Academy Of Fine Arts Of Brera and during those years he began his adventure in the world of writing, becoming one of the protagonists of the italian scene of the nineties.
Besides painting, a subject in which he graduated with honours, and street art, the artist has a preference for printmaking, with particular interest for screen printing and woodcut.
His poetics have roots in italian folklore, modernized and revisited from a fairytale-like and grotesque point of view, and highly influenced by mysticism and its impact on everyday's life.

Work for Italian Roots, solo show at ProjectB Gallery in Milan, 2008.

04 April 2011

Ferro E Fuoco

Due to the lack of a studio of our own, I have been dabbling in other techniques that do not involve acids.
Ferro E Fuoco is the first woodblock print I am satisfied of, but, even though intaglio and relief printing cannot be compared, I feel much more confident when I am using a drypoint.

Ferro E Fuoco, original woodblock print from a limited edition of 3, 2010.
Hand printed on Hahnemühle 300 gsm paper.
Numbered and signed by the artist.
Dimensions: 30 x 40 cm / 11,81 x 15,74 inch, printed area 25 x 30 cm / 9,84 x 11,81 inch.

Ferro E Fuoco is available in our Etsy shop, PRESSURESCAPES, or you can just contact us if you do not have an Etsy account.

21 March 2011

Interview - Printsy

Last month we had a chat with Diane Podolsky from Printsy, the community that represents the printmaking artists of Etsy.
You can read all about it here and we hope that it will offer an interesting insight into our art.
Thank you, Printsy!

09 March 2011

The Silence Of Reason

Perched on the thin line of our subconscious, the keeper of our dreams reminds us that the flimsy fabric and the translucent threads of our dreams and memories are the materials that keep us together.
When the night comes, he is the one who lulls our reason to sleep with his haunting melody that tells to cherish our wishes, especially the ones that never came true.

The Silence Of Reason, original drypoint print from a limited edition of 15, 2010.
Hand printed on Hahnemühle 300 gsm paper.
Numbered and signed by the artist.
Dimensions: 20 x 20 cm / 7,87 x 7,87 inch, printed area 10 x 12,5 cm / 3,93 x 4,92 inch.

As usual, you can find the original print in our Etsy shop, PRESSURESCAPES, or you can just contact us if you do not have an Etsy account.