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.
A collaboration between print workshops that began in 2012 with a woodcarving series from Maribel Mas printed at the workshop of Thomas Siemon, the editor of Carpe PlumBum and printer of Lubok artist books, located in the art center Baumwollspinnerei in Leipzig.
The platform 5+5, contemporary works on paper with five painters from Beijing-Guang Zhou and five from Barcelona, will present the first exhibition on March 2013 in Fundación Setba and Arts Libris. The 5+5 stone lithography case contains ten lithogra- phies, one of each artist, printed at Taller Esquina.
Kanyain is a project of Tatsuya Mitani and Maribel Mas, collaborating together the last 10 years in a cultural interchange between the japan masters of Inshu Washi, hand made papers of Mitsumata, Kouzo and Ganpi fibers and artist from Barcelona.
Taller Esquina is a stone lithography workshop originally located on El Raval (2005-2014) in the neighbourghood of the Barcelona Modern Art Museum and moved temporary to Leipzig, in a close collaboration with the printmakers of the Spinnerei art center. Since 2005 the workshop is open to professionals and students motivated ...
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.