the printmaking of
LABOUR OF LOVE AND DEDICATION
Hategan is a visual artist and printmaker who
creates stunningly intricate images with the very simplest
of materials and basic technology . He creates large detailed
linoleum prints that have been exhibited,
to great acclaim, all over the world.
Florin was born in Romania but now makes his home in Canada.
His choice of lino cut as art medium is predicated by the
fact that it is an art form he can do anywhere with the most
simple tools. Prints also allow him to make his images accessible
to the largest audience because he can pull several prints
from each plate and the images are easily mailed to any exhibition
space anywhere in the world.
a linoleum plate is a labour intensive endeavour but Florin
says it is also very meditative; allowing a visual dialogue
to play out in his mind while he works. It is a very meaningful
dialogue because his visual language is rich and can be appreciated
on many levels. The surfaces of his work are lush but also
have psychological depth.
used to use printing presses to make his prints but now just
uses any flat surface and a burnishing spoon because he wants
a minimum of tools and materials to come between his concept
and the final presentation. The artist's hand should still
be discernible in the finished product.
Hategan is not immune to trappings of instant digital results
and the digital world we live in. Technology is unavoidable
and is an important element of contemporary visual art but
should be used at the presentation stage rather than for creation.
That said, Florin is now exploring a way of creating his images
as simply as possible, combining painting, printmaking, photography
and digital processes. He refers to it as "integral painting."
Given Florin's extensive experience and rich visual vocabulary,
the resulting artworks are certain to be compelling.
follow the prints and links below to learn more about Florin
Patrick International Fine Arts
Multumesc Florin! salutari cu respect din Timisoara. Sunt
si eu mandru pentru Timisoreanul din tine.