Contemporary art - prints and photographs,

Sydney, Australia · 3 Sales


Contemporary art - prints and photographs,

Sydney, Australia 3 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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starbug21 on May 4, 2016

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Beautiful postcard. Love the extra postcards in lieu of the discount - they are gorgeous. Arrived quickly as well. Thanks so much! :)

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Art Spy on Oct 5, 2014

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Bought these on a whim and glad I did - including stamps is a great idea - finally posted some postcards. Kept a couple of favorites for me. Enjoyed dealing with you. Merci


Testing Tradition

Many different techniques fall under the umbrella of printmaking and there is endless scope for enquiry. I'm a traditionalist and an experimenter. I make plates from perspex and cardboard as well as more orthodox materials such as lino and zinc. I draw on my prints and embellish them with pastel, watercolour and gold leaf.

When you buy an original print, you will appreciate the subtle colour variation created by the way the ink is applied. You'll see how light is reflected in different conditions and how indentation from the printing plate adds texture to the work. You'll invariably find that the original is more complex than a reproduction can capture.

The photos show some projects I've been working on in the last couple of years.

The "Flotilla" series (shown above) is printed in relief from linocut blocks on delicate Japanese paper. They were made on my nipping press ( a bookbinding press) that is ideal for relief prints. The person in the boat is the same in each print but the shapes and colours (representing the hopes and dreams of people emigrating to a new life) are all different. This series was exhibited as a wave of immigrants, across a long wall in the gallery.

"Adrift" is two prints and a drawing, created separately then joined. The face was done by building up texture from fine grit, gold leaf, paper, and string on a thin piece of perspex. This plate was then inked and put through a large etching press. The boat was done by hand, using a cardboard plate and a baren to transfer the ink. The turban was added after the two large sheets of paper were joined. You can see the scale in the photo. The finished piece is approx 5ft by 4ft.

Contact me if you are interested in seeing any of my large prints. Smaller ones are available here in my Etsy Shop - akinostudio.etsy.com


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    My prints are made on a traditional etching press or a nipping press. Original prints are the ideal artwork for today's society. Create a playful mood by grouping small pieces or opt for a dramatic statement with a larger, more complex piece.

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Last updated on April 18, 2016
All my work is hand made using fine paper, cloth, leather and other tactile materials. My prints are often unique though I sometimes make small editions. I make artists books which are written, illustrated and bound by me, and design bindings which are published texts bound by me in a manner that reflects my interpretation of the book's content.

Please contact me if you have any questions about technique, or would like more information about an item.
I accept PayPal, credit card payments and Etys vouchers.

Payment by EFT, Money Order in Australian or US dollars, or a cheque drawn on an Australian bank is welcome. Bank account details will be provided on request for EFT payments.

Orders may be cancelled within 24 hours if you change your mind.
All goods are posted from Sydney, Australia in protective packaging.

Goods are shipped within two working days of payment being received. If payment is made by cheque, goods are shipped when the cheque has cleared.

Express Post is available for Australian addresses; general air mail post is used for addresses outside Australia. Contact me if you would like to discuss different shipping arrangements.

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Contact me if the artwork you receive is damaged or does not meet your expectation. I will happily offer a refund if you are not satisfied with your purchase.

Custom orders, once approved, can only be returned if damaged in transit.

Returns must be sent in protective packaging with postage paid by the buyer.