A print is an original work of art created and printed by hand by an artist or a professional printing assistant from a ‘matrix’ – a plate, block of stone, wood or stencil. The image is created on the matrix and the artist takes a limited number of impressions or prints off it. These impressions are numbered and signed by the artist and belong to a limited edition, and this makes the print an original work of art and not a reproduction.
Curated by Ruchi Sharma, the exhibition charts printmaking’s eventful journey of the individual artists. The show examines the changes in themes, techniques and aesthetic triggered, the subsequent expansion of printmaking to various regional art centres and institutions spread across the country, and the increasing presence of technology in printmaking.
The exhibition records the contribution of some of the pioneering Indian artist-printmakers as SH Raza, Jyothi Bhatt, Prabhakar Kolte, Jogen Chowdhury, Surya Prakash, Jahangir Sabawala, R Broota, Thota Vaikuntam and also the work of the younger generation of talented printmakers represented Limited editions by artists such as Anupam Sud,Ajit Dube, Bairu Raghuram, Chippa Sudhakar, and Gouri Vermula to name a few.