“Man Made Micro/Macro” by Eloff Pretorius

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    Man Made Micro/Macro

Artist(s) and People Involved:




    Digital photographs

Artist Statement:

    This project combines digital photography and digital image manipulation with the  longstanding intaglio printmaking tradition. The digital photographs are separated into Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black layers and each layer is etched onto a separate copper plate. The copper plates are then inked with their respective colours and printed over each other on an etching press in rapid succession to produce a nuanced interpretation of the original photo on cotton etching paper. This project explores the crossing over of digital photography and fine art printmaking to introduce new methods of image creation.


    Supported by the National Arts Council of South Africa, Rita Strong Foundation and MAFA, University of KwaZulu Natal.


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