Museum Herakleidon in Athens is hosting an exhibition showcasing the dedication to the art of contemporary printmaking. The exhibit, Contemporary Print Art from Athens, is showing from June 17 through September 18.
The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Culture, Sports and Youth Organization of the City of Athens.
Contemporary Print Art from Athens is composed of eight distinct artists who live and work in Athens, Greece. Artists Zacharias Arvanitis, Kati Mahrt, Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos, Miltiadis Petalas, Despina Kotalakidou, Florence Christakis, Akis Pirounidis and Nikos Stavrakantonakis are all to showcase their work.
“This exhibition constitutes a tribute to the handmade relief print, the true mother of the imprint processes and the magic woven by this old but yet so modern artistic expression” curator Michalis Arfaras said according to artdaily.com.
“In the beginning of the 21st century, when electronic printing replaced the conventional printing techniques, the relief print made by hand returned, irrevocably, to the artists’ studios. Thus the printed image underwent a renaissance as an authentic form of artistic creation. Contemporary artists use the various printmaking methods and techniques of expression to create original works that often exist in a very small number of copies or are unique,” Arfaras added.
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