“The printing house is incredible, the amount of history is placed in every wall, in anything in this place : from the machines which are over hundreds years old and still operating to the old stones which are files, like an old library. The team who works here, everybody has his own function, it’s like a giant machine. To witness it and someone to be part of it is an extreme honor, I’m excited to be able to be, a little bit, a part of this huge history here.
I’m very pleased with the result of the prints. This is my first time outside of school from doing any kind of lithography. To be able to go fully in on and now is an incredible opportunity. You don’t get this opportunity everyday. Now, having gone through few editions, I have a stronger understanding and appreciation from what lithography offers aside from many other forms of printing and it definitely stands on its own. It offers so many beautiful subtlety and transparencies. I can’t wait to jump back in and try to bring back some ideas through my work.
That imagery is a part of a serie based around the concept of ascension, the source of the release of the internal self and the separation of the external self, like the smoke, which is supposed to be representative of. In all my works, the graphics, figures and patterns elements are all supposed to be a part of that moment of separation from the 3D world and another around. That’s why there is this fusion of style in my work. I like that disconnected nature but it’s all together connected in a forming harmony.” Michael Reeder