I undertook intensive research on the monotype over 18 months ago.
Usually a monotype is a single print from a sheet of lightweight paper or cardboard that is laid on a textured surface, covered with printing ink or artist’s paint. We pass it all through a press. The sheet of paper is then lifted and the unique result appears. (monotype)
My exploration process:
I focused my exploration on a monotype without using the press or engraving. Made from prints or patterns obtained by pressing by hand a sheet of cardboard paper on a textured surface obtained from recovered and glued materials. The first gesture gave me a starting point and not an end. I continued working on the surface with the addition of light textures, inks, very diluted paints, etc.
Obtain more richness in tones and textures. This exploration is resolutely abstract, without collage or image transfers …. unlike my production of paintings on canvas or rigid wooden canvas.
Each monotype is then mounted on a semi-rigid Hi-Art cardboard or a masonite plate, all framed and signed.
Here is some of the results of my research.