Cuts

Intaglio and relief print­ing are two com­plete oppos­ites in my prac­tice. I greatly admire those who man­age to con­vey tex­tures in a wood­cut (e.g. sheets like this by Klaus Magnus: Berlin façade, 1973), but so far I fail to go very far bey­ond out­lines. This lim­it­a­tion makes my relief prints the by far most con­cep­tu­al […]

Travels in pictures – part II

Half a year after depart­ing towards Rome, long since hav­ing returned back home, I got my first wee etch­ing press. Starting from scratch, what bet­ter way to learn intaglio print­mak­ing than to pro­cess the pre­vi­ous trip draw­ings? Their tech­nic­al and styl­ist­ic vari­ety was such that I’d have to try the entire spec­trum of etch­ing tech­niques.

The Art of Bad Travelling

Instead of ori­gin­al con­tent today we fea­ture an art­icle by Kurt Tucholsky. The ori­gin­al ver­sion can be found at Projekt Gutenberg. Tucholsky, born in 1890, was a crit­ic, nov­el­ist and journ­al­ist in the Weimar Republic, con­trib­ut­ing to the infam­ous Weltbühne magazine, writ­ing both acclaimed love stor­ies and some of the lead­ing polit­ic­al com­ment­ary of the […]