Title: Mouvement 1, from the Project Insetos, Leopoldo Martins
Technique: Serigraph on Hahnemuehle 300g. on Fine Art cotton paper.
Editions: 1-10 of 10 + 2 AP
Condition: This artwork is in perfect condition.
Signature: Hand-signed by artist. Artwork signed on the back.
Certificate of Authenticity: Included
Serigraphy involves covering portions of silk or a similar material with a coating. First, the silk is stretched on a frame attached with hinges to a baseboard. Then, the window for the image is masked with tape, and a coating of shellac or glue is applied. Any part of the silk left exposed becomes the design through which ink or other pigment such as paint is pressed using a squeegee or brush. This simplified description hardly does justice to the technical flexibility and artistic versatility of the medium, but it is a little explanation as it works.
In serigraphy, multiple colors are often involved, each color being applied separately to achieve a perfect image. The technical possibilities are almost limitless, as are the effects, which range from flat, simple colors to richly textured surfaces.
Leopoldo Martins’ serigraphs are minimalists, using black on white to impose a wonderful effect but keeping it simple, precise and elegant.