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THE PRACTICE OF PRINTMAKING

The essence of printmaking, for me, is about touch. There is a physicality and roughness to etching; beating, burning and eroding, but there is also a delicacy. Sensitivity for the contours of the plate, the consistency of ink, the dampness of the papers and the strain of the press. When I etch I am totally present in the process; the variations of temperatures and the pressure of each touch and gesture. I must work along a very fine line of being discipled and relinquishing control - understanding and accepting the volatile outcome as metal reacts with acid. Within this balance I find real contentment.

All of my etchings are produced on copper and premium Somerset Satin Printmaking paper. As with all etchings, there is the ability to re-print and edition my images, yet I chose to limit my editions. Some of my work is composed from very sensitive and delicate bites, marks and aquatints, and so their editions may be limited to just 2 or 3 prints.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Somerset in 1991, Mimi Robson gradated from Falmouth University in 2013 with a BA Hons in Fine Art. Since then, she has worked alongside renowned Printmaker John Howard. Specialising in both Etching and Mono Printing, Mimi creates collections of work that balance of discipline and spontaneity. Her work, visually and through her practice, becomes a metaphor for the flux within the ocean and our own nature.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING: ‘Kerry Seaton & Mimi Robson’ Columbia Rd, London

2018 ‘Works from the studio’ The Poly, Falmouth
2018 ‘Lifetime Therapy x NCA x Mimi Robson’, Lifetime Therapy, Truro

2017 ‘Affordable Art Fair’ with NCA, London

2016 ‘Works on Paper Fair’  Beside The Wave, London

2015 ‘Limited Edition Print Show’  Beside The Wave, London
2015 'Emptiness & Extremity'  Inanna, Guernsey
2015 'Prints from the studio'  The Poly, Falmouth
2015 'Lovestep Charity Art Auction'  Millennium Gallery, St Ives
2015 ‘HAPTIC’  Its All True Gallery, Falmouth
2015 'HAPTIC'  The Gatehouse Gallery, Guernsey

2014 'Fine Art Printmakers'  The Crypt Gallery, St Ives
2014 'New Beginnings'  Porthminster Gallery, St Ives

2013 ‘Fine Art Printmakers’   The Poly, Falmouth
2013 ‘Falmouth University Degree Show’ Falmouth University, Falmouth

 

 

Works for sale and on show at Circle Contemporary, Wadebridge and North Coast Asylum, Newquay.

Currently practicing at John Howard Print Studio's in Penryn, Falmouth. www.johnhowardprintsudios.com

If you would like any more information about my practice or participate in a workshop with me in the studio, please enquire at - mimirobson@hotmail.com