About The Artist:
Yuri Kuper, who has exhibited in the U.S., Japan and Europe, and whose works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, is noted for his mystical, melancholic, eerily transcendental still lifes, often constructed with found objects from the painter’s studio. Working rigorously through the classic processes of the Modern artist, Kuper is all about carefully gesturing paint – texture,...
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About The Medium:
The printing process of using strong acid or mordant to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio (incised) in the metal. In traditional pure etching, a metal (usually copper, zinc or steel) plate is covered with a waxy ground which is resistant to acid. The artist then scratches off the ground with a pointed etching needle where they want a line to appear in the finished piece, exposing the bare metal. The plate is then put through a high-pressure printing press together with a sheet of paper (often moistened to soften it). The paper picks up the ink from the etched lines, making a print.