Yearly Archives: 2022

Artist Talk with Miguel A. Aragón

Join East London Printmakers for an Artist Talk from Miguel A. Aragón

26th April 2022 @ 6:30pm

Visiting artist, Miguel A. Aragón will be talking to us about his experimental approaches to printmaking within his artistic practice and what he’ll be doing with the ELP studio whist he’s with us for the next two months.

Later in May, he’ll also be running a master workshop in Screen-printing Dry Pigments. So if you love the talk, you can love the workshop too!

You can attend on Zoom or in person at our studio.

But you must RSVP, as we have limited spaces for both!

Biography

Miguel A. Aragón (*Juárez, México) lives and works in New York City (USA) and Berlin (Germany); he is an Associate Professor in Printmaking at CUNY College of Staten Island.

Aragón has exhibited internationally at venues including the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; Uferhallen, Berlin, Germany and the Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists, Canada.

His awards and residences include NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship; SGCI Mid-Career Printmaker Award, KALA Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH; and Till Richter Museum, Buggenhagen, Germany. His work is held in collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago; and Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Aragón’s work has been published in A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking (Greenville, NC: Wellington B. Gray Gallery, 2012), Peenemünde Project: Geschichte wird Kunst / Imprinting History (Berlin: Edition Braus, 2017) and ¡Printing the Revolution!: The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now (Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum; Princeton: in association with Princeton University Press, 2020).

www.aragonmiguel.com/

@miguel.a.aragon

Constanza Pulit

Artist Bio

Constanza Pulit is an Argentinean artist based in London. Using photography as the
starting point of her practice she creates images inspired by the stories and fables she
grew up with.
Her work explores concepts of fantasy, mythology and eroticism.
She manipulates her photographs using a wide variety of printing processes to generate
a dialogue between the image and its physicality. As an alchemist, her images take
different forms till something close to the essence of the story arises.
She creates unsettling dreamlike images that aim to intrigue, confront and challenge the
viewer to face their own desires. Working in these dark recesses of the human psyche
Constanza takes risks and is not frightened of exposing herself.

Education
MA Fine Art Printmaking 2021
University of the Arts, Camberwell

BA Photography 2016
Escuela Argentina de Fotografía

Most recent exhibition
London Grads. Now 2021 Saatchi Gallery

Bina Shah

Bina Shah is a contemporary visual artist based in London (UK).

In her work she explores the sense of place in an intuitive manner. Bina directly translates her experience immersed in the natural and urban environment from which she draws her endless source of inspiration. Her work is often characterised as being monochromatic and through textures, patterns in the sequences of seasons, often focusing on small details employing a close relationship with mediums; using cold wax painting techniques, printmaking, ceramics and mixing materials and methods which become a dominant driver. She selects surfaces that allow her to use a more diverse range of materials, tools and techniques to create textures and reveal undertones.

Her work evolves as a result of experimenting with different materials and techniques, which leads to unexpected discoveries and an uncertain resonance to explore and develop further. Through a process of continual layering, building, etching, abrasion and deconstruction, incorporating indigenous materials, a surface is established, and the resulting image is often ambiguous, challenging perception of the viewer to find their own definition and narrative or may at times echo memories of a place evoking nature or an emotional response. 

Her work conveys a sense of contemplative abstract familiarity.

Currently she is exploring new surfaces to work with including Mokuhanga printmaking techniques to explore further her interest in mark making, tones and textures.

Prices and Awards

Awarded Excellence in Printmaking Prize ELP at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, 2021

Shortlisted for Boodle Hatfield Printmaking Prize 2020

Joint Winner of New Entrants Prize – Broadway Arts Festival, 2020

Winner of Woolwich Contemporary Print Prize 2019

Contact and Links

www.binashah.co.uk

www.instagram.com/bina5hah

www.facebook.com/bina.shah.9674

www.freepaintersandsculptors.co.uk/