Untitled Abstraction by Edmond Casarella

Untitled Abstraction by Edmond Casarella

Untitled Abstraction

Edmond Casarella

Title

Untitled Abstraction

 
Artist
Year
1961  
Technique
color monotype/collograph 
Image Size
19 1/2 x 15 1/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right margin 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
pencil dated "61" in lower right margin. 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy white wove 
State
 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
NC209 
Price
$2,250.00 
Description

Ed Casarella moved easily between sculpture and printmaking and many of his prints show a sculptor's sensibility, creating the illusion of a third dimension on a sheet of paper. Because of his interest in a third dimension he was an early innovator with the collagraph, objects and shapes that are collaged onto the surface of a plate and then inked and printed, usually relief and intaglio.

This untitled abstraction was created by inking (or not inking) shapes that are cut out of various materials and then laying these inked elements on a plate, without attaching them to the plate. A sheet of paper covers the plate and is run through the press. The result is a monotype, since each element would have to be removed and re-inked and to replace them exactly is nearly impossible.

Casarella would also glue these elements to the plate and then ink them, creating a "collagraph" which was easier to edition.