Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Gutai?

What is Gutai?

Gutai were the group of Japanese radical artists who formed the Gutai Art Association in 1954. The word gutai is translated to mean embodiment. They created art on the spot for audiences, including their own physical movements; throwing paint, piercing paper and rolling in mud.

Engraving

Engraving is a technique where a metal plate or box is cut directly using an engraving tool. The sharp tool makes deep lines which are then inked and printed using heavy pressure. The image produced by the technique is clear.

Acrylic sculpture

Acrylic sculpture is the name for a process and object. The artist makes a sculpture from clay, plaster or epoxy, uses it to make a flexible mold, pours melted acrylic into the mold, and when cured, hand finishes the acrylic piece with sanding and polishing.`

Aquatint

An Intaglio printmaking art technique. Marks capable of holding dye or ink are made on the plate by the artist then passed trough a press together with a paper, resulting in transfer of the held ink to the sheet of paper. Depending on the technique, the process can be repeated for a number of times. It uses application of mordant to a metal plate just like etching.

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