MEHDI DARVISHI (IRAN)
Megalo Artist in Residence
WHEN : Saturday 20 October 2018
TIME : 2pm - 4.30pm
This demonstration is free to the public however please RSVP if you plan to attend as space is limited in the studio.
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Please join Iranian Artist, Mehdi Darvishi for a Mezzotint demonstration at Megalo. We're fortunate to have Mehdi in the studios to show us some of his process. Mehdi is an award wining artist, internationally recognised for his work with Mezzotints. Don't miss the chance to see our International Artist in Residence in action in our Press studio.
Mezzotint is an intaglio drypoint printmaking process. Prints created using the mezzotint technique can demonstrate incredible tonality and richness. To achieve this effect artists use a 'rocker' (a metal tool that has small teeth) on a metal substrate which can create thousands of little dots on the surface of the plate. These tiny pits in the surface hold ink in the plate enabling a richer impression upon the paper as it comes through the press.