Mezzotints and Drypoints

These old techniques are 100% non toxic printmaking techniques, made by creating burrs on the copperplate with hand tools like a rocker and a drypoint needle. These burrs in the plate holds the ink and gives a very soft and rich blackness when printing. 

- Mezzotint is done with a tool called rocker which is worked on the plate in 24 different angles in order to create a rich tone of the inkcolour. The motive is created by scraping, burnishing and polishing down the burrs so these areas doesn't hold much ink. The motive will be like an old-fashioned photonegative.

- Drypoint is done with a drypoint needle where the motive is "drawn" in the plate. The line and the burrs holds the ink and create a very soft but rich color of what has been "drawn" in the plate. 

"Underneath that glossy surface I" - display 1
"Underneath that glossy surface I" - display 1

Drypoint and stitches with linen thread printed on 350gr Hahnemuhle paper with drypoint on 20gr Yamashiro paper. Sizes approx 50x70cm. Edition of 1. From November 2021.

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Close up with drypoint and stitches

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"Underneath that glossy surface I" - display 1
"Underneath that glossy surface I" - display 1

Drypoint and stitches with linen thread printed on 350gr Hahnemuhle paper with drypoint on 20gr Yamashiro paper. Sizes approx 50x70cm. Edition of 1. From November 2021.

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"Underneath that glossy surface I"

"Underneath that glossy surface II" - display 1
"Underneath that glossy surface II" - display 1

Drypoint and stitches with linen thread on 350gr Hahnemuhle paper with drypoint on 20gr Yamashiro paper hanging on top. Size approx 50x70cm. Edition of 1. From November 2021.

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Details on drypoint and stitches

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"Underneath that glossy surface II" - display 1
"Underneath that glossy surface II" - display 1

Drypoint and stitches with linen thread on 350gr Hahnemuhle paper with drypoint on 20gr Yamashiro paper hanging on top. Size approx 50x70cm. Edition of 1. From November 2021.

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"Underneath that glossy surface II"

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"Starlight I etat II" version II - 32x43cm
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"Starlight II etat II" version II - 32x43cm
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"Starlight III etat II" version II - 32x43cm
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"Underneath that glossy surface III" - display version 1
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"Underneath that glossy surface III" - display version 2
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"The golden cave" - ca 40x50cm
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"Starlight I" - ca 35x50cm
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"Starlight II" - ca 35x50cm
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"Starlight III" - ca 35x50cm
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"Horizont" - ca 17x25cm
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"Resurrection II" - 10x15cm
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"Resurrection I" - 10x15cm
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"Man" - private
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"Venice I" - 17 x 25cm
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"Venice II" - 17x25cm
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"Venice III" - 17x25cm
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"Venice IV" - 17x25cm
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"Venice V" - 17x25cm
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"Venice VI" - 17x25cm
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SOLD - "Profil" - ca 40x52cm
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"Blå" - ca 40x52cm
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"Popping up" - ca 20x20cm
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"Interior" - private
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