Artworks created with special technique of relief printing are on show

Update: February, 09/2017 - 09:43
Personal touch: Shape of Round will showcase new artworks created with a special relief printing technique by the artist Phạm Khắc Quang.
Viet Nam News

Tomorrow, at 6pm, the Goethe Institute will open an exhibition entitled Shape of Round, showcasing new artworks created with a special relief printing technique by artist Phạm Khắc Quang.

Several years of woodcutting work has cultivated the 42-year-old artist’s affinity for reduction printing. This technique works with multiple colours, but through only one printing plate.

After printing one colour, the plate is further processed and the next colour is applied so that more and more of the printing plate is removed. With a drilling machine, Quang then cuts circular holes into the plate and in this way creates impressive works, some of which are only recognisable from the distance.

The exhibition Shape of Round showcases a selection of very personal works by the artist, including portraits and landscapes.

A talk and workshop with the artist will be held on February 25 at 3pm. Quang will give an introduction to relief printing and demonstrate his technique with his own materials and tools. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own prints. A registration isn’t necessary.

A graduate of the Việt Nam University of Fine Arts in Hà Nội, Quang has presented his works in numerous exhibitions in Việt Nam, China, Denmark and Belgium.

The free entrance exhibition will open to public until March 5. The Goethe Institute is at 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Street. — VNS