Printmaking in Oaxaca

Printmaking in Oaxaca

Oaxacan culture has an ancestral custom and tradition in the form of community work. In a similar way, the printmaking workshops are manifested as a collective workspace where various artists collaborate to create their works of art. As Federico Valdez, Oaxacan artist, puts it well: “Engraving always needs the cooperation of various artists. As an artist, you are open to the opinion of others.”

Printmaking is a process.

  1. Engravers use a range of specialized tools to hatch a matrix made of wood or metal.
  2. Prints are created by transferring ink from the matrix to a sheet of paper.
  3. The process of printmaking enables the production of multiple impressions of the artwork.

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Oaxaca Graphic Cooperative

Oaxaca Graphic Cooperative

Oaxaca

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