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Drypoint & Acrylic Surfaces

My first contact with acrylic sheets was during my apprenticeship in engraving, etching, relief and monotypes, where I used it exclusively for printmaking purposes. It was later that I decided to follow a different process and use it as a unique piece and not a medium to create prints. This new process consists of engraving the acrylic and then using my fingers and a cloth to apply oil paint until I am satisfied with the composition and texture of the piece. Finger painting on acrylic provides me with a sense of great freedom and allows me to capture the essence of my subject while retaining the elements of a quick sketch and a finished piece. This combination allows for endless experimenting, and I am continuously adapting my technique to better capture and reflect each project, as it is conceived.

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