Learn the art of drypoint on aluminum in combination with chine colle! Taught by guest artists, Agustin Rolando Rojas. This class is for advanced students.
"My work is inspired both by nature and the intimacy that is shared between human beings interacting with one another. Printmaking is an experimental medium in which I can artistically express this interaction. I create etchings and intaglios based on my own initial drawings and paintings. There is an interesting correlation and evolution from the preliminary drawing or painting phase to the final printing stage. These developing steps serve to reveal probing similarities and diversities between the varying media. Curiously, the relationship between the assorted methods of rendering an image mirrors the close interactions, I observe and portray between what are different yet comparable persons." - Agustin Rolando Rojas
CHINE COLLE and DRYPOINT
Saturday & Sunday 10:30 – 4:30
February 17 & 18
Limited to 8 students
Born in Havana, Cuba, Agustin Rolando Rojas was formally trained at the San Alejandro Academy 1974-1978 and Higher Art Institute 1978-1983, both in Havana, with an emphasis on printmaking. From 1983-1996, he taught and collaborate with the new printmaking programs at the university. In 1994 he was selected to show his etchings at The Havana 5th Biennial, and by 1995 these group of six mezzotints etching gave him a prize at Pilar Joan Miro; Sotheby’s Foundation.
In 1997, the artist won an Artist Residency at the Banff Center for the Arts in Calgary and came to Canada. After living in Canada for six years, Agustin Rolando Rojas moved to the U.S.A where he lived for four years. Currently living and working in Toronto, Canada since 2007, his goals still are linked with international scope of printmaking biennials.
His artworks are collected by important museums and cultural institutions as National Fine Art Museum of Havana, Wolfgang Shreiner, Private Collecting of Ludwig Foundation, Lowe Art Museum, Cuban American Permanent Collection and others.