Experiments in Printmaking. Workshop on wood based lithography by Subrat Kumar Behera - CONA
CONA has initiated an in-house Print Studio to look into the praxis of printmaking. As a part of this endeavour, there will be workshops, residencies, symposiums, and publications on printmaking practices. The Printmaking workshops are designed to give the participants an insight into the processes artists employ to develop a visual. It extrapolates on the concept-medium relationship and delves into the resultant aesthetic inquiry.
As a part of this endeavor CONA is inviting print makers who are experimenting and pushing the barriers of existing techniques to bring forth innovations in their processes. For our inaugural session we have invited Subrat Kumar Behera, wherein he shall conduct a workshop on wood based lithography. His approach combines the idea of woodcut, and woodblock with the existing lithograph techniques. Since, the surface of the wood reacts with the paint and the chemicals differently from that of stone, a unique texture is achieved with each print. It is this ephemeral nature of the image and texture that sets it apart from other techniques of printmaking. The workshop will run at CONA from the 23rd of July till the 30th of July.
Subrat Kumar Behera completed his B.F.A in Printmaking from B.K College of Art and Crafts, Odisha in 2008 and later his Post diploma in Printmaking from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda in 2013. He was most recently a part of the Kochi-Muzeris Biennale in the curated section. His other exhibitions include the “Morphology of Archive” (Connected Histories of Goa) at the Museum of Goa (MOG) in 2016; “Reviving the Retinal” - curated by Kathleen Wyma at Gallery OED, Kochi in 2015; “Sleeping Through the Museum” - A collaboration with Waswo X Waswo, Collateral Projects at Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi in 2014. He was also a part of “Between the Lines” (from the private collection of Waswo X Waswo) at National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai in 2013. He currently lives and works in Vadodara.
Dates:- 23rd July to 30th July
Timings:- 10 am to 5 pm
General- 1500 INR
Art Students- 300 INR
The above fees are inclusive of material.