Kapitaal, a screen print studio based in Utrecht, invited Rutger Paulusse for their New Print exhibition in February 2020. For this event a different artist is invited each month, to create a new screen print. It was the perfect opportunity for Rutger to explore the relationship between cgi work and analog printing techniques further.
The digital and analog world is connected in a circular way; translucent materials and shapes that started as digitally generated images find their way into the analog technique of screen printing; using the same material as discovered and experimented with digitally.
Another part of the New Print was the launch of a sculpture made in collaboration with Coodre which can be found here.
For the New Print I was able to dig into translucent materials even more, by experimenting with printing on matte acrylic sheets. The acrylic diffuses the light and blurs, the exact characteristics that became important in my digital work. The New Print exhibition was the result and presentation of these experiments resulting in some limited edition test prints on paper and some tests & prints on acrylic sheets.
The work shown above are silk screen prints; hand printed by me, with lots of support & love from the people at Kapitaal. That being said; all the work found it’s starting point in CGI and 3d software in which Rutger Paulusse play with procedural tools and dynamics to roughly explore compositions. Light and render the work was done Octane. After that the tedious process starts of retouching for screen printing.
The work will soon be available in Rutger webshop. All pictures by Andrea Magna