SOLD – Loves me… Loves me not … by Thom de Jong

image (58)

SOLD
Loves me… Loves me …
by Thom de Jong
Aquatint Etching, signed and numbered in pencil
Size 22″ x 30″ Approx
Edition 200

Thom de Jong was born in 1940 in Amsterdam and died at the age of 48 in 1988. He lived in Amsterdam and New York where he made paintings and graphical work. His graphical work was mainly relief prints with a few lithograph and silkscreen prints. Relief printing is a unique and labor-intensive way of working, but it shows Thom de Jong’s unique and personal style. In this way, an extensive oeuvre was created that was sold in many exhibitions and galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Amsterdam, Haarlem, Paris, and Copenhagen. His work is found in many museums and private collections and represents the seventies and eighties in a cheerful and relative way.

Relief printing (woodcut, wood engraving, linotype, blindstamp) – This technique in the 70s and 80s was more popular in America than in Europe, but Thom used it in his own personal way. The relief prints were made by first drawing on a Perspex plate and then sawing the plate until a puzzle of little pieces was created. Using the electric saw is a very difficult process. If he went too slow, the plastic would melt which resulted in a bad line. If he went to fast, he could easily miss the drawing line. Every piece was then inked with rollers and reassembled. The whole puzzle was put together, covered with a sheet of paper, and then put through an etching press. You can feel the relief in the print which is where the technique “Relief Print” got its name. It’s a time consuming and difficult technique which yielded only a few prints per day. This technique, his hard work, and amazing creativity resulted in a huge amount of about 240 different prints.

Offered at  SOLD

 

 

Make-Offer

Make Offer – Ask Question Extremely low offers will not be considered. Please do not make offers if you are not serious about buying this item. An October Gallery ArtPro will respond to you as soon as possible. If you prefer a telephone follow up, please leave your phone number.

  Back to Art for Sale

.

You may also like...

6 Responses

  1. I pay a visit each day some web sites and websites to read content, except this weblog offers quality based content.

  2. Unquestionably believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the web the easiest thing
    to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people consider worries that they plainly
    don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects ,
    people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more.

    Thanks

  3. I am not sure where you are getting your info, however good topic.
    I needs to spend some time studying more or figuring out more.
    Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this
    info for my mission.

  4. Hello mates, how is all, and what you wish for to say regarding this paragraph, in my view its in fact remarkable in support of me.

  5. When someone writes an post he/she retains the
    image of a user in his/her mind that how
    a user can be aware of it. Therefore that’s why this paragraph is perfect.
    Thanks!

  6. Spot on with this write-up, I honestly think this amazing site needs far more attention. I’ll probably
    be back again to see more, thanks for the info!