Glasgow Print Studio: Intaglio: in Colour

Helica Cadmium Red (Heads), 2018, etching on Velin Arches 400 gsm

4 October – 17 November

Glasgow Print Studio presents an exhibition of prints by national and international artists who use colour to explore the beautifully expressive and varied mark-making techniques of intaglio printmaking.

Intaglio is a traditional printmaking technique in which marks are scratched or etched onto a surface such as copper or steel, creating grooved lines or textures that ink is trapped within. The ink is then transferred from the textured surface of the plate onto paper when passed through the press. Through this process, the paper is transformed and given a sculptural quality that is virtually impossible to achieve via any other process.

Within this beautiful technique there are a multitude of mark-making possibilities and every artist finds their own method of expression, such as sharp lines, gestural brush strokes, photographic imagery or gritty textures and scratches.

Exhibiting artists include Ann Aspinwall, Tauba Auerbach, Rob Churm, William Crozier, Rohini Devasher, Rachel Duckhouse, Brian Eno, Alistair Gow, James Kennedy, Ian McNicol, Sean O’Dell, Victor Pasmore, Philip Reeves, and Bronwen Sleigh.

Trongate 103,
Glasgow G1 5HD

Image: Brian Eno – Helica Cadmium Red (Heads), 2018, etching on Velin Arches 400 gsm

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