The origin of the new works, the photogravure and silkscreen prints, is in film material that I photographed during my travels in southern Mexico in autumn 1988. Some of the black and white originals are now printed with multiple polymer gravure plates, using colors that in combination aim for the grey-scale result. The printing resembles the miraculous analogue photographic processes: each print is unique, each unfolding reveals something unexpected.

Dette er en enda ikke avsluttet serie med selvportretter i tresnitt. Motivene er intime og personlige med innslag av hverdagssurrealisme og svart humor. Men de er like mye en politisk satire over strømninger i samtiden. Abendland betyr ordrett Aftenlandet på tysk, men den egentlige betydningen er en gammeldags betegnelse for den vestlige verden (solen går […]

Dog Comes In, Cat Goes Out is an exhibition in two parts that takes place at Tag Team Studio and Trykkeriet, Bergen. All the work in the exhibition has been produced at Trykkeriet, during Phillips´production residency in August and September 2018. The opening on Friday 14. September will take place at both venues. At 7pm we open at Tag Team Studio, and at 8.30pm a bus will be available to take everyone to Trykkeriet. Make sure to see both parts! A warm meal will served at Trykkeriet, and you are welcome to stay late.

“Shine” is a book Kurt Johannessen produced in 2006. The book is filled with a collection of portraits printed in blank varnish. The pages seem empty, but when one lets the light shine on them, the face shines. In the new series “The translucent 1-4” is a bit of the same theme, while time is more present. The four portraits are family photos / childhood from the 1940s, slightly printed on glass. A time that’s gone, but something is still here.

The lecture will take place at Hordaland Kunstsenter in collaboration with Trykkeriet – center for contemporary printmaking.

Ruth Pelzer-Montada´s talk will focus on the works of two artists, Australian Brook Andrew and German Christiane Baumgartner. In discussing their woodcuts, she will argue that their particular material methods result in effects that slow down the viewer’s experience of viewing and thus increase the critical potential of the (photographic) image. Both utilize camera-based images as their source material, hence, their particular approaches to and uses of print processes imply a questioning of the unproblematic transparency that is linked to the camera-based image.

During the past few years, Håkon Holm-Olsen has slowly but surely been building an imagery with its own internal logic, taking shape as drawings, collage, books, objects, and now also printmaking.

Together, these works form a fictional reality, a bit like our own, but also a bit different, a parallel world where the boundaries between utopia and dystopia, past and future, facts and fiction can sometimes be unclear.

Til utstillingen INN på Trykkeriet har Anngjerd Rustand laget tre store silketrykk med utgangspunkt i akvareller. Første versjon av INN var en soloutstilling på ARTendal, Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, i 2017. Senere satte hun sammen materialet til en bok, trykket som risografi. På Trykkeriet vises de nye silketrykkene sammen med en ny variant av boka

Ubåt Press is a brand new artist book printshop in Laksevåg, Bergen founded by Dino Dikic and Asbjørn Hollerud. The printshop is located next to a huge submarine bunker and right by the sea with an amazing view of the Bergen harbour! For the opening party Ubåt Press have invited Vilunki3000, Petri Henriksson (Blank Blank) and Sex Tags for a ONE #11 exhibition. There will also be music, home made food and cheap drinks provided by the Ubåt residents and special guests.

It is actually quite annoying to work with printmaking because it constantly leads to pain in my wrists. But  contrary to when I draw, it is the technique that controls me (at least part of the time), and this control results in a dialogue with the material. I believe this interaction has a nice power balance. The prints and drawings are often sewn and glued on top of each other.

  Praktiske øvelser: silketrykk, tegning og collage. En utstilling er alltid relatert til en kunstners tidligere utstillinger. I mitt tilfelle har en mer oppdragsbasert form for produksjon preget mitt arbeid, slik tilfellet er for mye av kunsten som lages i dag. En inviteres til å gi sitt bidrag til en spesifikk sammenheng eller til et […]