The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Color Intaglio begins and words for the babies

Somewhat Grown Up Printmakers!

Color Intaglio begins with study of the Simultaneous Printmaking Methods this week. Read of Krishna and impress all hell out of your printmaking brothers and sisters. Hit the title link for more images.

Krishna Reddy
Clown Performing

25" x 20"
Medium: Simultaneous Color Print

Krishna Reddy

Krishna Reddy was born in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh in 1925. Krishna Reddy joined Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan 1941. He finished his studies there in 1946. After graduation, he taught art at Kalakshetra in the then Madras for three years between 1947 and 1950. Krishna Reddy went abroad in 195 1. For two years, he studied at the Slade School of Fine Arts, London and then he studied sculpture with Osip Zadkine between 1952 and 1955 in Paris and then with Marino Marini in Milan from 1956 to 1957. While in Paris, he also studied engraving with S W Hayter between 1953 and 1955.

Considered a master in intaglio printmaking, Krishna Reddy has been guest professor at many top-ranking universities in the USA. He became an associate director at Hayter's Atelier 17 in Pads since 1965. Reddy received the Padma Shri in 1972. Reddy's technique and style have distinguished him as one of the best printmakers of the world. Reddy's prints are abstract. He creates subtle grid-like designs on his plates with intricate texturisations. The myriad complex colour that he introduces in prints are marked by a contemplative approach to the infinite mysteries of nature.

Baby Printmakers!
Wake up and search this blog for the earliest print made. Impress all hell out the printshop by knowing more than your more experienced brothers and sisters...

(dont tell them I said this but this feat might not be too tough - they are a flawed bunch)


Bec★ said...

thanks joel...krishna has a very peculiar style...almost looks like a seizure on paper! ;) lol!

UNICOLOR theme day tomorrow (monday)


Lisa said...

The prints on the link are amazing. The illusion of space is spectacular.

Nels said...

Too late! Found that earliest print a while ago. Them babies gonna have to get up mighty mighty early to get around me (notice the time stamp on this comment).

Krisha Reddy is truly a master of intaglio. One has to wonder just how long he does spend preparing his plates.

bcissle said...

funk E

Danielle said...

These Krishnas have fucking incredible the hell did he do that?!?

Color makes me all warm and fuzzy-this is going to be a hell of a semester =)

Jillian said...

Jillian digs these. A lot. They have an interesting watercolor quality. She would also like to be added to the print blog, because it's lonely in the blogosphere.

lachness said...

Very interesting work to look at. His colour range, texture, and depth of space, amazing. I'm a fan of "Thuatara", alot of energy. I wonder what his experience has been with clowns??

ps. i'm working on my arrr's for national pirate day

Robyn said...

The prints that Krishna is able to produce are absolutely beautiful...the abstract quality hints at images that seem to appear and disappear-and the use of color is almost ghostlike. I wonder how many plates he uses??

BIGbadbabyben said...

You can call off the dogs Joel, for I have posted on the blog. I'm liking this Krishna stuff. His color palette is interesting, a little subdued but very effective.

Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Jesse, and I havn't made a profile or whatever it is yet. I am posting this from the computor in the shop, which i got working. Those prints are pretty intense. Having just been introduced to printmaking a few weeks ago, i can't even fathom the amount of techniques and work that went into those. Fathom is a sweet word. Later.

Anonymous said...

Hi, This is Trin. I created a beta blog before I knew I couldn't post on non-beta blogs, so that's why I appear anonymous here. Being the very inexperienced baby printmaker that I am, it’s really something to see the various works posted or linked to throughout the blog.
I searched for the answer to the question you posed…hmm…wonder if I found the correct one…
Cheers :0)

Jessi Black said...

Anupam Sud
Of Walls
is the BOMB DIGGITY!!!!