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VIEW IN MY ROOM
Printmaking: Woodcut, Oil, Ink on Paper.
During my stay in Portugal some years ago I had a residency, a small studio in Lagos in the south west of the country, the really end (or beginning) of Europe and from where once the big “descobridores” where leaving the Old World to discover the New one. Almost every day I went to the shore (I could see and of course smell the sea anyway from my window), preferably to the western coast, to Sagres, Vila do Bispo, Aljezur, Praia da Ponta Ruiva, Praia do Cordoama, Praia da Barriga or Praia do Amado. And I spent hours watching the waves in their endless motion, crashing onto the cliffs again and again; sometimes when I spent the night at the beach I could even feel the dark and deep vibrations under me. I felt so small by facing this pure energy, by breathing this power of nature.
Back in Budapest I started the ENTRE (In Between) serie in 2017, several images of empty Seascapes which I had brought with me or were still so present inside of me. Carving those crossed lines into the wood brought back the sea, each stroke of the knife a memory, cut into almost perfect Epicurean triangles, endlessness, meditative monk’s work.
ENTRE 3 (1/10) Warm Black
oil-based woodcut on paper, Edition 10, print size 89 x 120 cm, paper size 110 x 140 cm ©2017 Stefan Osnowski
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