Copy, cover, afterimage

Almost exactly one year ago I paid a vis­it to Amsterdam, tak­ing the oppor­tun­ity while still liv­ing a stone­’s throw from the Netherlands, and just before mov­ing to faraway Leipzig. A work­ing trip, as usu­al, ded­ic­at­ing to check­ing out all the Rembrandts and Vincents. Of course I had planned to write extens­ive blo­g­posts at the […]

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.