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.

08 March 2011

Ex-Libris - Alphonse Inoue

Recently I have stumbled upon the amazing ex-libris of Alphonse Inoue, an enigmatic japanese artist.
Sadly, little is known about him, but his beautiful yet disturbing ex-libris speak for themselves: in Inoue's world ball-jointed dolls and young women alike indulge in slightly unsafe sex practices, death seduces life, pretty girls lose their innocence to mythological creatures and wild animals.
In the background nature stands still, and delicate botanica, motionless bodies of water and silent villages reminiscent of 1500's etchings are the only quiet observers of the lasciviousness happening in front of them.
The choice of using chalcography instead of xylography, the preferred technique for japanese ex-libris, indicates a western influence, and so does his subdued erotism, tastefully explicit and never obscene, so different from the boldness of shunga prints, but the roots of his art lie in japanese culture, as one can notice from the omnipresent dualism, typical of taoist Japan, of death versus life.
Although the web lacks any kind of information about his biography, this site offers a quite extensive gallery of Inoue's works.