Karel Martens on colour, maths, grids & teaching.

“I’ve always marvelled at the fact that with the three primary colours you can make all the colours in the world”

-Karel Martens

Watch Karel Martens at work printing whilst he explains the influence of Verdic mathematics and colour in this film commissioned by DutchDFA.


Printmaking glossary

aquatintFrom acid baths to robots is an illustrated glossary of printmaking techniques created by Christies. All the prints are by artists featured at Multiplied 2015, which opens next week as part of Frieze.

Image credit: Alison Wilding, Out there (Spin), 2010. Direct bite and aquatint. Courtesy of Benveniste Contemporary & Tamsin Wilkinson Editions, Madrid

Mokulito lithography demonstration: Printmakers Council


The Printmakers Council are hosting a demonstration of Mokulito lithography Caroline Whitehead at Bankside Gallery, London.

“Mokulito lithography uses a wooden plate instead of the traditional stone or metal litho plates. Originating in Japan in the 1970s, this technique can produce beautiful subtle veils of colour. Visitors will be able to both observe and try aspects of the technique for themselves.” – The Printmakers Council

You can find Caroline’s Printmakers Council artists profile here, and her website here.

The above image is credited to Julianna Jagielska, a recent graduate from BA Illustration at the University of Bedfordshire, produced a book and set of prints based on Slavic creation myths using mokulito, relief and screenprinting techniques, you can find her portfolio here.

WHEN: 22nd November. 2pm-4pm.

WHERE: Bankside Gallery, London



Image credit: Julianna Jagielska