Oh alright, I’ll reblog it. Mustache ahoi ;)
finding full sheets of Hahnemuhle German etch in your paper collection.
Two unique prints from 2008/2009, from the “Privatmythologie” series.
Etched writing on zinc, the drawings were made on steel, printed on black Hahnemuehle Ingres, both prints are around 49x62.5cm.
Time for some original content.
It’s been a while since I wrote about a printmaker / print that caught my interest, mostly due to being swamped with work. I was in Tampere, Finland those last days and had the chance to see the openings of the Pirkanmaan 5. Triennaali before catching my train back to Helsinki.
The works of Tomas Regan (*1979) caught my eye - very beautiful portrait etchings, approximately life size, printed from three copper plates onto one long sheet of Hahnemühle paper. The photos I made are absolutely dreadful and do the prints no justice at all, I’ll probably repost if good photos surface online - yet I still wanted to show this portait the artist made of his partner and son, and the tiny memento mori in the upper left corner.
Tomas Regan, portfolio from ~2010:
A slightly better photo of another one of Regan’s prints in the exhibiton:
The Pirkanmaan 5. Triennaali website, Finnish only:
Artist’s Proof on Hahnemühle paper
Bergen / Stockholm 2010
This print by swedish artist Magnus Dahl hangs in my studio. Whenever I get disillusioned with contemporary printmaking and feel like building a time machine to join my renaissance heroes, I look up at this small, silent print and feel new hope - maybe not all is lost.
In other news, I’m relocating to Helsinki this August.