Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking method that involves scratching an image into a plate with a pointed tool. These lines create a burr that holds ink, meaning that the print reveals the drawing. Intaglio printmaking is the opposite of relief printmaking as it is the sunken areas of the plate that print rather than the raised areas, as it happens with Xylography.
Drypoint is an easy technique to familiarize with and is a great method if you would like to take your drawings into print. It’s easier than etching as it requires less specialist equipment and no chemicals or acids. In general, intaglio printmaking plates can be made in copper, zinc or plastic (Thin-elastic and thick plexiglass).
At the following pages you will find three different categories of artworks, created the 3 last years, based on the way that they have been made. The basic technique is that of Drypoint on plexiglass.
Production of artworks realised in Turin, Italy, during his internship at the Print Club Torino. Artworks in which traditional techniques are combined not only with each other, but also with silkscreen technique.
The contact with the history of the city, its people, the culture that is expressed in all its forms, leads to the realization of artworks that depict features of the north and its history. Strict forms, color palette consisting of earthy but more vivid tones, and experimentation lead to a unique result.
The artist applied the technique of silkscreen by participating in corresponding seminars, while expanding his field of knowledge. His main message in this series of works is the experimentation with the new, the contact with different tools and the combination of natural and urban landscape, expressing the strong contrast that is experienced in every northern European capital.