tamar etingen TAMAR ETINGEN   artist

 


GELATIN PLATE PRINTS

Since 2008, I have been obsessed with the luminous color and abstract layered imagery which I have developed using gelatin plate printmaking. I have been fascinated with this process and its ability to include found objects and plant materials thereby creating a tension between manufactured and organic forms. This tension has been a major element in my work for years. Gelatin Plate is a non-toxic, low tech and inexpensive printmaking technique, which requires NO PRESS!! Luminous, multi layered monoprints (one of a kind prints) can be created using water-based acrylic paint or printmaking inks. Ink is applied with a brayer (roller) to a plate or pad of very concentrated pharmaceutical gelatin. Images can be painted directly on the plate or, using subtractive techniques, be achieved by touching the inked plate with various textural objects. The latter method can achieve almost photographic clarity and is especially receptive to plant material. Gelatin Plate printmaking is by nature, a very spontaneous and accessible medium.

GELATIN PRINTS

FERN ENVIRONMENT
H 20" x W 16", 2009
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THE RED DRESS

THE RED DRESS
H 40" x W 24", 2009
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UNTITLED 5

UNTITLED 5
H 40" x W 24", 2008
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WITCH

WITCH
H 16" x W 12", 2008
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CHASING THE MONKEY

CHASING THE MONKEY
H 11" x W 16", 2009
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GLOWING LEAF

GLOWING LEAF
H 10" x W 8", 2008
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UNTITLED 16

UNTITLED 16
H 10" x W 8", 2008
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FIREWORKS

FIREWORKS
H 40" x W 24", 2009
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LANCEOLATE

LANCEOLATE
H 10" x W 8", 2008
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MISTY

MISTY
H 16" x W 20", 2009
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SKYLINE

SKYLINE
H 24" x W 40", 2010
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Contact Tamar:
tamaretingen@comcast.net
(617) 894-1295

June 21, 2010