#1monoprintaday is born out of the need to establish a solid, daily studio practice all while offering my collectors the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind original prints in an accessible, approachable way.
WHY? WHY? WHY?
The idea has been created as a means to dive deeper in the exploration of new printmaking techniques. So to speak, it’s an “excuse” to play even more with as many materials and processes as possible, with no restrictions. The goal is to stretch my creative muscles and document the process, making it readily available for my audience in order for it to feel even more alive, interactive and connected.
The ultimate intention behind embarking in such a venture for an undefined amount of time is to feel the challenge of getting out of the comfort bubble us artists tend to immerse ourselves in.
The creative process is very challenging in itself, and while it can sometimes feels like a breeze, or more like a lightning bolt of exhilaration and discovery, it – more often than not- feels rather like a internal battle.
In our struggle, we tend to hide and crawl back into our own comfort after a day – or months – of practice in which we’ve felt at war with the materials, the tools, and thetechniques, frustrated and unable to convey in physical reality what we can so clearly picture in our minds, what we’ve seen in our dreams and meditations, or in a sudden and intangible strike of inspiration.
I intend to lighten the process, make it more spontaneous.
I strive for my creations to get out of the studio, be seen, and, no matter what, regardless of how hard I might judge the results, produce a piece of art each day that is ready to be shared with the world.
I believe (and I can’t wait to witness it) that such an approach will interfere in the creation process, and that in itself is pure gold, because the pieces can come to life in a self-actualization process that is hard to attain through a more measured and thought-out methodology.
Nevertheless, throughout this project, I’ll keep developing other artistic explorations in the background in a more traditional way.
BUT WHAT IS A MONOPRINT ANYWAYS? YOU MAY ASK…
According to Wikipedia, “Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has images or lines that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals”.
Simply put, a monoprint, or monotype, is a one-of-a-kind original print created through a printmaking process. Beacause of how it’s created, a monoprint is impossible to reproduce, and that’s what makes it unique.
HOW DOES #1MONOPRINTADAY WORK?
– The project will kick off on Monday 9th April 2016. Every day, except for Mondays, I’ll be creating a new piece using printmaking techniques. That makes a total of 6 monotypes a week. By the end of each day, I’ll post the pics of every new creation to my Instagram account (http://www.instagram.com/pauladelrivero), and each piece will be up for sale in my shop ) as soon as it’s ready to be shipped. (Please note that each daily monoprint will not be available until a week later, in order to allow for the paper and inks to dry properly).
– All prints will be signed and numbered. In this case, as they are all monotypes, they will all be numbered 1/1.
– Prices will range from 50€ to 250€, depending on the size of the print. All pieces will be available worldwide.
– Subscribers will benefit from a 10% off in all purchases and an early announcement, so if you already are a member of my private community you can expect an email from me every Monday including a recap of all the available items as soon as they’re up for sale in the shop and a “collector discount” code for the week.
If you’re not a member of the community you can subscribe through the subscription box in my website (http://www.pauladelrivero.com/1monoprintaday).
It’ll be most supportive if you could hang out in the comments section of your preferred social platform, and give me your feedback through your interactions. Besides Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/pauladelrivero), I’ll also be sharing my work on Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/pauladelrivero) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pauladelrivero). Make sure you follow me to stay in the loop.
See you “out there” ;)
(Click on the images for more detailed information on each artwork and enlarged additional photos.)
CONTACT ME FOR A COMMISSION OR PRICE ENQUIRY:
If you'd like to know the availability and price of one of my works, please ask! Or if you'd like to have a custom one-of-a-kind piece created just for you, share your vision with me - no strings attached. You can also book a complimentary online studio tour for a closer look at my work and creative process. I've done it before with my private collectors and it's a very enriching experience on both ends.
Please note that, out of respect for my collectors and my own work, I won't (never, ever) create a duplicate of any of my one-of-a-kind pieces. If you'd like to buy one of my unique original artworks but it has already been sold, you can commission a new custom variation on the theme, but no exact copies will ever be issued. - If you're not sure whether a particular artwork has already been sold, feel free to ask.