2019 - 2021: Oneself, too many by Christina Darras, 450 Reduction Linocuts on paper, on fabric, handstitched, 330cm x 240cm.
Kingston Arts Grant recipient, Christina Darras presents Oneself, too many, an exhibition exploring the variability of identity one carries. The exhibition will showcase the artist's Oneself, too many body of work, consisting of 450 reduction linocuts printed on paper and handstitched into a large-scale blanket and the outcome of two Linocut Printing Workshops.
The artist approaches the multifaceted surface of one's identity through the symbolism of the images of faces and biological, religious, and natural elements. The question is, what element defines an individual? Is it one's history or one's biology? The past or the present? Or the aspirations of the future? Things which are already known and stereotyped or the unknown, the unexplored?
Learn Linocut printing! Workshops: Sat 26 June 1- 4pm & Sat 3 July 1- 4pm at Kingston Arts Centre
In these workshops you will work with the artist, Christina Darras to learn linocut printing techniques and to explore concepts around identity:
- You will learn how to make a reduction linocut; how to carve with safety the material, ink and print by hand or with a press.
- We will use 2-3 colours to create an image inspired by a discussion around identity, how one feels or defines oneself.
- All the materials are provided.
- The artworks produced in both workshops will be exhibited at G3 at Parkdale among Christina's artwork, Oneself, too many
(Audience adults and young adults above 14 years old)
Christina Darras is an interdisciplinary artist and a jewellery designer. She studied painting at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux arts in Paris, France, and printmaking at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London UK. She works with various mediums, drawing, painting, installations, and embroidery. She enjoys making with her hands, considering her making as a thinking process. She is addicted to colour (she fell in a colour fountain as a toddler and swallowed lots of rainbow water, so colour is in her DNA). She has a studio at KA, and she is currently completing a Mca at Victorian college of arts.
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