Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Etching | Água forte

This step on the engraving process is called etching. It consists of applying a varnish to the surface of a copper plate so a drawing can be scratched on it, exposing the metal. The copper plate will then be immersed it in an acid solution. The acid will corrode the areas exposed, leaving the ones covered with the varnish intact. |
Este passo da gravação chama-se Água forte. Consiste em aplicar um verniz sobre a chapa de cobre para depois riscar um desenho, expondo o metal. A chapa é depois mergulhada em acido. Tudo o que não estiver coberto com o verniz é atacado pelo acido, formando o desenho.

Applying Stop out Varnish with a brush|Aplicar o verniz com um pincel

Then heating up with a lamp to melt it uniformly | Aquecer com uma lamparina para uniformizar o verniz

Leaving the copper plates to cool of | Deixar arrefecer

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Portuguese Artist Joana Vasconcelos at CCB

Born in Paris, 1971, where her father was exiled in consequence of the Portuguese regime of the time. She interprets the world through her unique reading of the mentalities, mythologies and iconographies of consumer society. Crossing tradition with modernity, the collective unconscious with history and the sublime with the symbolic, she questions identity, be it based on gender, class or nationality.

The bride, a gigantic chandelier made of OB tampons, questioning virginity as a resilient myth in many societies.

Pans and lids can become a glamorous shoe

Picnic plastic forks create these Portuguese filigree inspired hearts

A sofa made of Aspirin blisters

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Robert Longo - retrospectiva CCB

Robert Longo retrospective at CCB - Belem Cultural Center in Lisbon

18000 bullets of brass copper and steel

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Engraving | Gravura

Applying ink to test the progress of the work on the copper plate | entintar para testar o progresso do trabalho na placa de cobre

Cleaning the excess ink | limpar o excesso de tinta

First test print to assess the result | primeira impressão para avaliar o resultado

Continuing with the work | continuar o trabalho

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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