Founded by Luis and Lea Remba in 1968, the print workshop opened its doors to artists and began printing and publishing limited edition fine art as the Taller de Grafica Mexicana in Mexico City. In 1973 Luis developed the Mixografia® printing process. Moving to Los Angeles in 1983, the workshop became Mixografia® and continues producing limited editions on handmade paper using this process which allows for 3-dimensional prints. More than 80 of the world's distinguished artists have challenged the workshop with a diverse array of projects resulting in the publication of more than 500 titles. The gallery space maintains a programme of exhibitions dedicated to showing this exceptional work.
WHAT IS A MIXOGRAFIA® PRINT?
"The Mixografia® technique is a fine art printing process that allows for the production of deep textured prints with very fine surface detail. The artist begins with any solid material or combination of materials on which he or she incises, impresses, carves, collages or builds up a matrix. From the matrix, a sequence of forms are then molded, one from another, resulting in a highly sensitive cast copper printing plate in reverse. The plate is inked using all the colors applicable to that print. Moist paper pulp is then laid onto the surface. Both plate and paper are forced through the press, simultaneously forming the paper sheet and dimensional character of the plate, while transferring the color to the paper.
The plate is re-inked each time a print is pulled. Because of the extreme pressure at which these prints are produced, the ink is absorbed into the paper, giving them a fresco-like quality."
(by Dr. Ruth Fine, Curator of Prints & Special Projects, The National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1993)
Image shown above:
New Wood, Old Wood, 2007
Mixografia® diptych relief print on handmade paper
Edition of 75
13 x 34 x 1 inches (each)