PRINT WORKSHOPS WITH PABLO LUGO

Artist-in-residence Pablo Lugo is hosting printmaking workshops, drawing on Mexico’s long print tradition.

During the last decades of the nineteenth century, one of Mexico’s greatest printmakers, José Guadalupe Posada, began to reach a mass audience. During the dictatorship years of Porfirio Díaz’s, Posada’s satirical cartoons appeared in the Mexican popular press, increasing the flow of revolutionary ideas as they revealed discontent with the government of the day. One of his most popular figures were the ‘calaveras’ (skulls) that humorously debunked pomposity while revealing a fractured society. The relation between printing and its distribution to a mass population was an important tool for revolutionary ideals and, of course, a highly successful way of placing art in public spaces.

Embedding printmaking in everyday life, join Pablo Lugo and learn how to make prints of your own. Using commonplace objects, Pablo will develop your printmaking skills over three consecutive workshops.

Wednesday 11, 18 and 25 February 2.30 – 5.30pm

Booking in advance is advised. Email gallery@essex.ac.uk to secure your place. 

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