The Mystery of The Monotype
Exhibition of engravings inspired by nature and landscape from the artist’s abstract perspective
This exhibition shows how the Catalan artist Dolors Escala uses the monotype technique to create unique and distinctive engravings, working with form, texture, and color as if the print was a painting. From an engraving on a copper plate or iron with acid, she adds tree leaves and other materials, to create unique prints that are transferred to paper either by manually rubbing or using a press.
Over the years, she has incorporated many different techniques and artistic styles in her artworks. From a very young age, she wanted to be a painter and took private lessons with various painters. However, eventually, she found she could not find her own identity in that medium. Later in her life, while attending a school of textile design in Barcelona, a professor suggested that she explore the art of engraving.
Today she continues to experiment with different forms, colors and materials in her engaging personal style. Most of her engravings are printed on hand-made paper from the famous “Museum of Paper” in her hometown of Capellades, near Barcelona.
In 2022, she was a finalist at the prestigious Mini Print International at Taller Galería Fort in Cadaques, Spain, which included six-hundred and ten artists from different parts of the world. Also, last year, she had two one-person exhibits in Catalunya, one of them at “La Tossa,” a pre-Romanic Church from the 10th century.
Show Dates: April 3rd – May 12th.
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