Improvisational Mokuhanga

Aleksander Wozniak

Associate professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland

Aleksander Wozniak will demonstrate the unique possibilities of water-based woodblock as a freestyle method of creating a graphic image. The workshop will cover the conceptual assumptions of the improvisational method, and several original techniques, such as: carving blocks adapted to freeform printing, methods of free application of ink on the matrix, as well as matching, composing and printing variant images. Various sumi inks will be used, as well as the ultra-black Musou paint.

During the presentation, a series of original graphic works will be created, the general subject of which will be a human face. The purpose of the workshop is to demonstrate the changeable and creative aspect of the mokuhanga woodcut.