Text by Maribel Mas, translated by David Burnett
In 2017 the prints will be presented in solo exhibitions in Leipzig, Barcelona and Madrid
The selected printmakers by FIG, Bilbao International Graphic Fair showed their works in the exhibition "Open Porfolio"
The exhibition Grafik Barcelona-Leipzig, is a reflection of the current state of the graphic arts in Catalonia and Central Europe
Article by Maribel Mas published in the magazine Grabado y Edición n.48: The fortunate outcome of an edition, leaving aside the interminable and useless list of preparation formula for the matrixes, is perhaps due to three less technical and more human factors; respect, sensitivity and passion.
During the last ten years of activity in Barcelona, the workshop Taller Esquina had collaborated with many artists to develop their own printmaking projects. One of the most interesting editions is the stone lithography series titled PIEDRAS by Joaquim Chancho.
The curator of the exhibition at Opole Contemporary Art Gallery had proposed a reflexion to the selected printmakers from the 20th Krakow International Print Triennial about the sense of printmaking in our digital era, with traditional techniques that still can be useful in a contemporary artistic language.