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Prints and books
linocut prints in limited editions, made during my period as a student and not as a student
the book was realised during a one week stay at Mavida, Reggio Emilia, 1990 other works commissioned by Mavida were realised occasionally, mostly as artist's catalogues, in limited editions
the initial idea of learning from Professor Manfredi the technique of linocut prints was due to: my interest in contributing image imaking as an oriental, which also means, the idea of using spontaneous brush works borrorwed from the tradition of Chinese calligraphy, something I began to develop dur...
it was my constant idea that to be able to live my student period in Italy ( at that time I had thought of staying only temporary ) in a meaningful way, I needed to contribute as a person who brought with me a different set of cultural values, traditions to the art ambience there. So I dedcided to a...
linocut prints were made after having taken the courses of printmaking with Professor A.Manfredi at the Accademia di belle arti di Firenze, between 1987-1989, Florence, Italy
the print making procedure taught by Manfredi was singular: each print
was seen as a unique entity- which actually means each linocut print was proofed with the artist's intervention at each stage- the determination of each passage, whether it is tone wise or color wise is unique, allowing no reproduction of exact copies, though
based on the main matrix- the departing image
the method is closer to painting, and therefore, delightful to work with, replacing the more mechanical method of making exact copies of an artist's proof, something that I came to equate it to a closer
to numbling of creative process
An experience with such a process led to another experience: assisting the creations of linocut prints in the form of handmade limted edition book
- The Big and the small was published by Mavida from Reggio Emilia,
with my participating as the artist who provided the prints, as well as the contributing of each single color and tones realised through each single passage- the result was a book with fifty five editions ,( and some delux editions) each one being different
from the other. Each book is therefore unique.