I had a chance to meet with my friend Alexis Nutini at Dos Tres Press in the Carpenter Street Studios in South Philly, today. Alexis is an accomplished printmaker and skilled print technician. I’ve always been interested in Alexis’s relief print work because of its visual quality, color, and process-oriented approach, but am especially excited because he is using a small CNC mill to create his prints (which can therefore be driven by powerful digital tools!!). I also have a background in print and so we talked about the possibilities of working collaboratively in a few different ways.
Alexis and I hope to collaborate in the future on some digitally driven-printmaking. We can see doing editions of fine art prints for galleries and design clients alike. And just seeing what is possible. I’m excited to work with him, because he realizes that the digital process is not the end of the work and that there are a lot of other artistic decisions that need to be made along the way. And he has a great eye. Two of them, in fact!
Color magic and precision-cut blocks.