Having viewed last week the Matrix exhibition at David Krut (at Montebello) I’ve come away with a renewed respect for great printmaking artists. The plates (and sometimes series of proofs) alongside the final prints serve to illuminate the artists’ respective processes. Artists represented are Deborah Bell, William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Stephen Hobbs, Senzo Shabangu and Mary Wafer. After seeing the linocuts of Shabangu, Hobbs and Kentridge, I am quite interested to start exploring this medium. It seems to produce the flat, thick dark lines and surface areas that I am interested in but cannot achieve with the drypoint etching I am doing.
The list of printmaking terms (including visual examples) provided by the website is very useful – have a look here.