Pochoir (French: “stencil”), as distinguished from ordinary stenciling, is a highly refined technique of making fine limited editions of stencil prints. It is often called hand colouring, or hand illustration. The 20th-century artists Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró made prints in this technique for book illustrations. More important was Henri Matisse’s use of stencil prints, notably in Jazz (1947), his illustrated book with handwritten text.
Our printmaking studio is coordinated by Cristian Opris and Lazlo Matyas, both are experiences technicians and amazing artists in their own rights.
Until we finish our first pochoir & screeprint later in 2020 with Marius Bercea, carefully printed by Cristian Opris, in our studio in Cluj-Napoca, we share an iconic example of this technique made by one of the masters in colouring, Joan Miro.