After no less than seven months of work I’ve completed my first book. This one’s a luxury item, no doubt. 28 woodcuts, all texts and titles set by hand, all printed and bound manually – taking the edition of 24 and adding the usual spoilage that’s just a tiny bit more or less than 1000 […]
There’s a shop!
And now for but a quick announcement! Per popular request (and also my landlord’s insistence that I need to pay some rent) there’s now a shop on this site for all that stuff I’m making. Right now it’s all prints; if there’s demand for it, I shall provide some drawings as well. I don’t and won’t […]
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 […]
To hell with “buttery consistency”
Sunday morning: Darn, my go-to bakeries are closed and I, breadless, have to resort to the chain around the corner. I know exactly what to expect there: Smooth, even, uniform loaves that are pretty much exactly like the one I’ve bought some weeks ago when it was fresh. The baker down the road, on the […]
Paris, the fourth
My fourth visit to Paris since this blog started with the first – and finally one from which I got a reasonable amount of drawings!
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 III
Now for a small interlude: Various drawings from various trips, recent or not.
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.
Travels in pictures – part I
Popular demand (believe it or not!) made me do it: Over the course of the next few days I’m going to post the travel drawings and prints of the last few years. Today starts with my personal book of genesis, the ink drawings from 2016’s Paris – Rome tour. Next in the queue are the […]