Genti Korini, From Screen to Canvas, 12 block woodcut, printed on fabrino paper by Cristian Opris, 2014
Works made using this technique:
Genti Korini – The Object and It’s Background, 50x35cm, 1/20+2AP
Woodcut printing uses a relief technique and is the oldest type of print. This technique involves removing the non-printing parts of an image, leaving the printing parts level with the surface. An image is sketched on a block of wood before the surface is carved into with gouging tools. To alter the surface of a block of wood, many artists use special knives and other tools, such as gauges, to carve in the direction of the wood’s grain. One feature that sets woodcuts apart from other printmaking techniques is the residual wood grain texture the block leaves behind. The resulting raised portions of the block are then coated in ink using a roller. A sheet of paper is placed on top and pressure is applied, leaving an impression of the block’s raised areas in reverse.
Our printmaking studio is coordinated by Cristian Opris and Lazlo Matyas, both are experiences master printmakers and amazing artists in their own rights.