About

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Our opening party 10th September 2016

 

 

Welcome to the printroom studio   www.printroom.studio

In this stunning purpose-built space, 33 metres long, in the middle of glorious land close to the River Alde and full of natural light, printroom is an artist-led gallery showcasing the best of contemporary printmaking and related work.Started in London in 2006, printroom studio exhibits here and online at www.printroom.studio signed and numbered prints, made by artist-printmakers in all print mediums: etching, lithography, screen print, relief print, laser cut and a few carefully chosen digital prints, which are digitally conceived. We do not show any digital reproductions.

Printed in small, limited editions with fully archival materials, prices are set by the artist and not the gallery and range from £150 or less for small prints to a maximum of about £1000.00 with many items in the £300- £700 range.Printroom selects work of the highest quality by a wide range of innovative and challenging artists. The artists range from recent graduates to the mature and well established, an international selection they are currently from USA, Australia, Spain, Ireland, and the UK. There is a library and sitting area where you can browse through books and periodicals about printmaking.

Printroom has an inexpensive specialist conservation framer who can frame your artwork to your exact specification, and we can advise you on your choices, including specialist glass. There is a range of frames and mounts to choose from. Items for framing do not have to be purchased from the printroom.

Printroom is owned and directed by Monica Petzal. Monica trained as a painter at the Royal College of Art in the late 1970s, as an art historian at the University of Sussex and more recently as a printmaker at Camberwell College of Art. She has worked as a tutor in art schools, a critic, including a long stint at Time Out and for 14 years as the Director of the Foundation for Women’s Art.
Recent projects include co curating British Printmaking Japan, an exhibition of 39 British printmakers at the City of Kyoto Museum and other venues in Japan. She was for many years a trustee of the Printmakers Council and is currently the Vice Chair of the Dresden Trust, http://www.dresdentrust.org

As a practicing artist, solo exhibitions include: ‘The Dresden Project’ first shown in Dresden in February 2015 and then at the Herbert Museum in Coventry from November 2015 to March 2016 as well as an installation ‘The Coventry Dresden Towers’ in Coventry Cathedral from November 2015 to April 2016. They commemorated the 70th and 75th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden and Coventry. ‘Dissent and Displacement’ a major new exhibition including 36 new prints opened in February 2020 at the New Walk Museum in Leicester and covers some familiar and some entirely new themes. The book of the exhibition with a foreword by Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE is available from the studio.

See:
http://www.monicapetzal.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wall exhibits the work of printroom studio artists. There is more work by these and other artists available in the gallery and through the website, please ask.
They are all for sale and can all be bought at the desk.

Left Hand side

 

 

Louise Davies is a professional Painter and Printmaker.  She graduated with a Fine Art Degree from St Martins and then completed an M.A. in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art.  She is a member of the RE – Royal Society of Painter – Printmakers. Her prints are primarily concerned with the landscape.  Some are based on childhood memories, reflecting on the countryside and coast of the west of England.  However, some of the Prints are evolved from small paintings and drawings done on location from sketch books.  She has a strong use of colour combined with an individual and sensitive line drawing which she uses to create a visual language for her Prints and Paintings.  Louise uses layers of translucent colour and calligraphic marks to emphasis the fluidity of the ever-changing elements of nature.

 

 

RHS top to bottom

 

A Veil of Mist

Etching and hand colour

Unique

£295.00 framed as seen

 

Midwinter

Etching and hand colour

Unique

£295.00 framed as seen

 

Midnight

Etching

5/75

£240.00 framed as seen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LHS top to bottom

 

Through the Meadows

Etching and hand colour

Unique

£295.00 framed as seen

 

Hidden Bay

Etching

8/75

£240.00 framed as seen

 

Night Crossing

Etching and hand colour

Unique

£295.00 framed as seen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wall exhibits the work of printroom studio artists. There is more work by these and other artists available in the gallery and through the website, please ask.
They are all for sale and can all be bought at the desk.

To the right of Louise Davies

 

 

Marianne Ferm was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1958 and educated in the UK. She received an M.A. in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Art in 2010.

Water is an important and re-occurring motif in her work and she uses aquatint and etching as printmaking techniques to capture the raw energy of the oceans and other water systems. She likes to depict waterscapes in a state of continual physical transformation, creating vivid juxtapositions of light and form which reflect the rhythms and cycles of the natural world She also uses etching to show the imprint that water’s energy leaves behind on both the natural and the urban landscape.

 

She writes of her practice: “I love the strong contrasts and tactile qualities inherent in etching and lithography. For me, printmaking is an extension of drawing, a fundamental means of expression, and I see a clear analogy between the processes I use and my subject matter. My work is based on a series of journeys to distant places to study the natural environment and its wildlife. My most recent work is based on two specific locations: the most Southern coast of Africa at Hermanus and the landlocked northern rainforests of Laos. I hope to convey the essence of the experience by stripping away superfluous narrative and allowing an audience to attribute meaning and relevance based on their subjective memory and experience.”

 

Her work is held by the Ashmolean Museum, the Clifford Chance Collection, and numerous private collections. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE) and a member of Artichoke Studios in Brixton.

 

Above

Tempest

Aquatint

Edition of 20

50 x 40cm,

£395 framed as seen

 

Below

Tempest II

Aquatint

Edition of 20

50 x 40 cm,

£395 framed as seen

 

This wall exhibits the work of printroom studio artists. There is more work by these and other artists available in the gallery and through the website, please ask.

They are all for sale and can all be bought at the desk.

Far right

 

 

 

Katherine Jones is a fine art printmaker and painter living and working in Brixton South London. She combines traditional forms of intaglio and relief print namely etching, collagraph and block-print to produce her distinctive images.

 

Katherine Jones: The Precious Hours by Fiona Robinson

 

“There are quiet obsessions, undercurrents, that run through the work and practice of printmaker Katherine Jones: line, vulnerability, connections with the written word, time. She is a deeply serious artist, making work in which illusive ideas shimmer on the surface and in the depths of her luminous prints. Jones approaches printmaking from the perspective of a painter. Her initial marks are made on card collagraph plates, a process that allows her to retain a greater sense of spontaneity and fluidity than is possible in etching. When she does etch, she tends to use a process like sugar-lift that, again, facilitates a free approach. She tackles her subject by making hundreds of pencil drawings in sketchbooks and small watercolours on random scraps of paper. There is always a back-story which is just as thoroughly researched. It is rare for her initial studies to be translated directly into prints. The gathering of visual information allows her to explore a subject in depth and familiarise herself with the possibilities of line, shape, light and colour. Then, when she makes a print, she is so thoroughly versed in her subject that she seamlessly transfers her research onto the collagraph plate. This continuing process of free experimentation gives her the confidence to take risks. She will make fifteen or twenty proofs before she is satisfied that she has solved the visual conundrum and reconciled it with her ideas. She builds up the image on multiple plates and after each printing works back into the print with drawn marks and paint.”

 

Printroom has shown the work of Katherine Jones since 2006 including a solo exhibition. Katherine Jones shows widely and is the recipient of numerous awards. Her work is held in public collections worldwide including the V&A prints and drawings collection, The V&A National Art library, the House of Lords, Yale University Library, US.

 

Left:

 

‘Tear’ ed.25

etching and block-print

image size: 21.5 x 24 cm

paper size: 36 x 40 cm

£370 unframed and £450 framed

 

To the right of above

‘An Old friends House’ ed.25

medium: etching and collagraph

image size: 20 x 24 cm

paper size: 36 x 28.5 cm

£330 unframed and £400 framed

 

‘Stove’ ed.50

medium: etching and collagraph

 

medium: etching and collagraph

image size: 20 x 24 cm

paper size: 36 x 28.5 cm

£330 unframed and £400 framed

 

‘Insoluble Matter’ ed.25

medium: etching and hand colour

image size: 20 x 24.5cm

paper size: 36 x 40 cm

£370 unframed and £450 framed

 

‘Forest Light’ ed.25

medium: etching

image size: 20 x 24 cm

paper size: 36 x 28.5 cm

£330 unframed and 400 framed

 

image size: 20 x 24 cm

paper size: 36 x 28.5 cm

£330 unframed and £400 framed