Mi Hortensia Kafchin – Timpul se hraneste cu evenimente, 34x45cm, 1/20+2AP
Mezzotint is technically a drypoint method which allows for the creation of prints with soft gradations of tone. It was the first tonal method to be used, enabling half-tones to be produced without using line- or dot-based techniques like hatching, cross-hatching or stipple. The process involves indenting the metal printing plate by rocking a toothed metal tool across the surface. The printmaker creates dark and light tones by gradually rubbing down or burnishing the rough surface to various degrees of smoothness to reduce the ink-holding capacity of areas of the plate. A high level of quality and richness in the print can be achieved.
Our printmaking studio is coordinated by Cristian Opris and Lazlo Matyas, both are experiences master printmakers and amazing artists in their own rights.
photo credits: Mezzotint plate made by Hortensia Mi Kafchin in collaboration with Cristian Opris