Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
|Artist Ola Åstrand gave a lecture at the HDK summer course in screenprinting today. Ola works a lot with screenprint in big format in his art. He prints in 70 x 100 cm and then glues the pieces together to form bigger pictures directly on the wall. (like many street artists working with posters) The display, the installation, in his exhibitions are of great importance. |
I found it interesting that he based the lecture on his blog where he had documented exhibition installations as well as his art.
|After the lecture we visited Ola's retrospective exhibition at Galleri Thomassen - the exhibition was actually over, but as it was still there we got to see it.|
Ola was the perfect lecturer for the course.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
|The initial short and intense screenprinting period (3 days) of the summer course is over; test prints with smaller frames on different materials and getting the hang of printing big format on vacuum table and with a "printing arm" (not sure about the English word for this). My students completed the first assignment together: an 18 meters long print based on the first scene of Shakespeare's The Tempest (in an edition of two, with variations).|
SCENE I. On a ship at sea: a tempestuous noise
of thunder and lightning heard.Master Boatswain Master Good, speak to the mariners: fall to't, yarely,
or we run ourselves aground: bestir, bestir.
A confused noise within: 'Mercy on us!'-- 'We split, we split!'--'Farewell, my wife and children!'-- 'Farewell, brother!'--'We split, we split, we split!'
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
|I managed to get a 15 minutes lunch break today. Tomorrow we'll have to finish up the first assignment (I'll show you) and I think I might get even less break then. |
I'm too tired now to think of anything more to write.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
|Today when I was at KKV (artist-run collective workshops) preparing for my course I bumped into Emma Ströde who was finishing up a commissioned rug. She learned tufting through an exchange; casting bronz sculpture for a lesson in tufting. The small rugs she made of left over yarn - they look like cakes, don't they?|
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
|this might just interest screen printing buffs: I recently learned that you can fold a triangular squeegee support out of cardboard, attach it with scotch - and then get less messy while printing (before I just leaned the squeegee on the border of the frame). |
For the HDK (design school) summer course starting on Friday I've been gathering some examples of screenprinting in less ordinary ways:
Luke O'Sullivan screenprints on wood
Various and Gould also use screenprint - but for making their "collage-poster-street art"
Monday, June 13, 2011
|real size drawing of the wolf.|
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Today I spend all day degreasing the 57 aluminium pieces (both sides!) and marking them with the correct RAL colour code. Tomorrow I'll leave everything to be powder spray painted.
... It's almost ready now.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
|print showing the colour possibilities when working in transparent layers (though we won't work with cmyk)|
|transparent green in layers printed on soft transparent plastic. Would be great for working with shadows|
|I printed on woven glass fabric - it gives the image a pixelated feeling. Bubble wrap is also great for pixelating.|