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Kevin A. Pickering
  • Derby
  • United Kingdom

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"Thanks for the information Kevin."
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'Independence day 1985'.

"Thanks for that link Kevin. It was a very interesting article and reminded me that my father used to etch his own circuits. He painted his resist on! I have used a photocopy onto transparency film which transfers quite well. You obviously need some…"
May 7, 2013
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'Independence day 1985'.

"It is a photocopy technique. The image is printed as a negative onto glossy photo paper. Ironed onto the plate. The paper is then soaked off. Some photo papers are better than others, it is just a case of experimenting.Once the initial image has…"
May 6, 2013
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'Independence day 1985'.

"Kevin, is the toner transfer method you use the same as ironing a photocopy onto the metal plate? I have used this technique with waterless lithography before and I know it has also been used as a resist for etching. "
May 6, 2013
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"Hi Sandra. The image was first drawn on paper, it was then scanned into a computer. The image was then printed onto acetate and used as a photo positive to expose an aluminium plate. Liquid photo gravure method. The rougher structure of the…"
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"I like the way you have the feeling of a spontaneous drawing in this work Kevin. It looks like charcoal or crayon rather than an etched plate. Is that difficult to do?"
Feb 25, 2013
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"Great image Kevin. Have you used a photopolymer plate for this print too?"
Dec 8, 2012
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What are you?
Artist/Printmaker
URL
http://www.kapicko.co.uk

 Inspiration for my creative practice comes from whatever sparks my interest. I try not to keep to fixed topics, as I like the freedom to explore all things, however recurring themes throughout my work, are the male form and our perception of beauty, and the aesthetics of decay and degradation.

 

An exploration of the effects of nature on man made objects and the changes to surfaces that result from the decaying process kickstart my interest. Weather, and the passage of time produce textures and colours, which are both transient and ephemeral yet often stunning. The world, in my perception, is just a surface. I am interested in the narrative that lies behind this and the visual evidence. This offers infinite possibilities for creative interpretation to happen, this is where true depth transpires. As nature overcomes mans best efforts we often find true beauty.

 

Over the past few years printmaking, the 'safer' more environmentally friendly kind has increasingly begun to take over my practice. I find that whilst working into the metal plates that are used to create the images, they often take on a gratifying sculptural aspect giving both textural and tonal qualities that provide me with a greater mark-making vocabulary.

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At 9:20 on November 29, 2012, Sandra Williams said…
Welcome Kevin. It's always good to know there a printmakers all over the world who use safer printmaking techniques. I've just been looking at some of your prints on the URL you have given but they load very slowly after tapping on the thumbnail. They look great but was wondering if you could upload a few of them to this site so they could be viewed more conveniently.
At 21:32 on June 20, 2012, Warringah Printmakers Studio said…
Hi Kevin,
Welcome to Print Studio. it's wonderful to have some international friends join our small community of printmakers. Warringah Printmakers is also guided by safer printmaking aims and objectives and are always interested to hear about the experiences of others using safer techniques and materials. Please share your printmaking news and upcoming exhibitions with us. We would be happy to give you feedback, advice or congratulations when you are ready to post images or want to use the forum to post your news.
 
 
 

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