HOLDING ON (white) / linogravure sur papier/ 31x22cm / Manuela Luchtmeijer 2019
hold on to each other
Les mains qui se tiennent, soutiennent, prient, donnent, caressent, implorent, se frôlent, dessinent, dansent, et vous invitent à (les) tenir. En tant qu’artiste, cette nouvelle série -toute en tendresse- est ma seule réponse (au monde, à vous, à toi…).
Medium: linocut, ink on paper.
This series comes in several phases and tones.
I practice linocut by hand, with a small Japanese press, or with a manual press. The large formats are printed with my body; I press with my feet and hands or I even sit or lay on the inked plate on the floor.
I like the inaccuracies and surprises that these artisanal printing techniques cause. I also like to play with the printed parts and the voids (more or less voluntary) which leave the paper visible in some places. Each print is therefore a little different and unique.