- Cecília Segura
- Blots and test prints. Experiments in screen printing and transfers
- From July 12th to 17th 2021
- Timetable: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Maximum
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T1. Blots and test prints. Experiments in screen printing and transfers
Given by Cecilia Segura. From July 12th to 17th 2021
Segura is a multidisciplinary Mallorcan artist with a keen passion for printed materials, she also investigates graphic possibilities beyond the confines of printing by experimenting with new formats and materials.
Although many devices nowadays can print on any surface, screen printing and transfer techniques are cheap and easy. They do not require too much equipment or other means, and they can both be combined or used with other techniques and art materials. In addition to their broad-ranging expressive potential, they also allow work to be done in layers, as in digital environments. That is why they are perfect for stamping digital images and lending them added substance.
This is an experimental workshop where screen printing and transfer techniques will be openly used and combined, rather than just concentrating on making printed editions. The aim is to create unique, unrepeatable images by superimposing elements made with different graphic art techniques, allowing error and fate to play a fundamental role.
During the workshop, the students will be shown the required tools to combine features like illustrations, photos, masses of colour, textures or texts on different supports.
The workshop is suitable for all levels and it is directed at artists, designers, illustrators and art students wishing to gain a general initial insight into the subject or wanting to explore one of its aspects in greater depth.
I. Screen printing. The screen printing process, gradients, monotypes, special inks, caused mistakes.
II. Transfers. Using solvents or adhesive methods.
III. Theoretical chat “Deliberate test-print effects. Mistakes as a starting point”.
IV. Analysis of work. Documentation and suppliers.
Each participant will devise a personal project based on a combination of the proposed techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on the creation of equivalent but not identical series of works, developed intuitively with only a certain degree of planning. Ready-prepared commonly used materials and items will also be available if required.
In parallel, a joint project will be carried out by all the participants, giving priority to combinations and random factors. The workshop will be rounded off with a talk about artists who work in similar fields and a review will be made of the documents handed out to the participants.
Cecilia Segura holds a B.A. in Art History and a Diploma in Art Editions and she has completed a doctoral programme at Barcelona University in Communication, Art & Education. She has been awarded grants to study abroad on several occasions and she has studied at Central Saint Martin College of Art in London.
A multidisciplinary Mallorcan artist with a keen passion for printed materials, she also investigates graphic possibilities beyond the confines of printing by experimenting with new formats and materials. She has mainly worked in the field of installations, creating spatial narratives that combine images, texts, objects and sound. She has produced specific projects for different exhibition centres, like Vibratio at Palma’s Casal Solleric, El nido de Aracne at Picanya’s exhibition centre, Andrómeda at Espacio Tangente in Burgos and Mundo-Loca at Casal Balaguer in Palma. Her work has been shown at several joint and solo exhibitions.
Cecilia Segura currently lives in Palma, where she combines her creative work with art editions for other artists. She has given monographic workshops at various different centres, focusing on teaching screen printing, transfer techniques and artists’ books. Since 2014, she has worked on a personal project of her own under the name Tony Velonis, aimed at promoting a greater awareness of screen printing and other similar processes.
Further information: https://tonyvelonis.com