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A new project from Manneken Press:
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Carlos Andrade:
New Mixed Media Monotypes
Carlos Andrade: Untitled, 2016. Mixed media monotype, 44 1/4" x 30 1/4".
 
Manneken Press is pleased to announce the publication of ten mixed media monotypes by Carlos Andrade.
 
Carlos Andrade created ten monotypes during his visit to Manneken Press in November of 2016. Known for incorporating unusual, vernacular materials into his prints, Andrade utilized festones in the monotypes. These colorful, triangular plastic flags attached to strings are typically seen fluttering in long strands around open air markets and street fairs in various parts of the world.  Andrade began by collaging the festones onto sheets of paper as compositional and color elements, forming the base over which he would print various shaped relief plates. In the finished prints the festones' range of transparent colors overlap to create new colors, their triangular shapes, wrinkles, attached strings and stitching add additional texture and linearity to the compositions, and the ink sits atop the smooth impermeable plastic, having been absorbed into the rougher paper surface. The prints range in size from 60 x 44 1/4 inches to 29 1/2 x 21 inches.
 
View all of Carlos Andrade's prints
Carlos Andrade: Untitled, 2016. Mixed media monotype, 42" x 29 1/4".
Please contact us for current pricing and availability:
ink@mannekenpress.com   •   309-829-7443

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Carlos Andrade is based in Cali, Colombia where he works in painting, installation, video and design. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and South America, and is included in the collections of the US State Department, Reader's Digest Association, New York Public Library, and Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Lugar a Dudas and Galeria Jenny Vila in Cali, Colombia, and collaborative exhibitions at Experimental Intermedia in Ghent, Belgium and New York. Andrade created a major installation for El Museo Arqueológico La Merced, also in Cali, in 2013.

Andrade has a long history with Manneken Press' Master Printer Jonathan Higgins. They began working together at Higgins' studio in New York City in the late 1990's, and at Manneken Press in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016, creating many beautiful, tactile and unusual prints.

 

Manneken Press is a fine art press, publishing limited editions and unique fine art prints, portfolios and artist's books by contemporary artists since 2000.

Please visit the 
Manneken Press website to view all of our projects.
Published by Manneken Press in 2016:
a portfolio of photogravures by Philip Van Keuren, monoprints by Gary Justis, a woodcut edition and monotypes by Jack Davidson, monoprints by Kate Petley, and etchings by Mary Judge.

Upcoming exhibition:
Recent Prints and Projects From Manneken Press, Wakeley Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. February 27 - March 30, 2017.
Carlos Andrade with an in-progress print at Manneken Press, November, 2016.
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