23 October 2010

The Fate

At some point of my artistic career I found out I loved printmaking.
I started collecting books and, more recently, prints, of my favourite printmaking artists, such as Max Klinger, Alfred Kubin and Odilon Redon, but I never had the chance to experiment with it until last year, when I finally had access to an etching press thanks to my friend and fellow artist and printmaker Santy.
My first prints were aquatints and etchings, but lately I have been enjoying creating drypoints on acrylic and copper plates.

 The Fate, original drypoint print from a limited edition of 15, 2010.
Hand printed on Hahnemühle 300 gsm paper.
Numbered and signed by the artist.
Dimensions: 26 x 34 cm / 10,23 x 13,38 inch, printed area 19 x 24,5 cm / 7,48 x 9,64 inch.

The Fate is my first drypoint.
The allegorical representation of the bells is one of my favourite subjects for my paintings, but this time it is heavily inspired by flemish master etchers, especially Pieter Bruegel and his plates made by Hieronymus Cock.
You can find it in our Etsy shop, PRESSURESCAPES, or you can just contact us if you do not have an Etsy account.

11 October 2010


PRESSURESCAPES is a collaboration between two italian-based artists, El Gato Chimney and Emma Malic.
For us, printmaking is not a minor form of art that should be forgotten in the era of digital prints: our goal is to combine our contemporary aestethics with our love of drypoint and etching.
We strongly believe that art should be sold at popular prices and that non-toxic printmaking methods should always be preferred.
We hope you will enjoy our prints at least as much as we enjoy creating them and we look forward to meeting similar-minded artists willing to collaborate and share their thoughts with us.