GUNTARS SIETIŅŠ AND HIS APPROACH TO MEZZOTINT
GUNTARS SIETIŅŠ VE MEZOTİNT’E YAKLAŞIMI

Author : Sezin TÜRK KAYA
Number of pages : 37-47

Abstract

A printmaker living in Latvia, Guntars Sietiņš is currently working in Riga, the capital of the country. He is also an academician at Art Academy of Latvia. The works he produced using mezzotint technique are discussed in this article.Blending traditional and contemporary methods together in his works, Sietiņš is acknowledged in the international arena for his well-produced mezzotint prints. The artist draws attention with his mezzotints enriched with digital understructure that he has created since the 1990s.During the article, it will be discussed which methods he used and how and why he used them under the titles as Technical Applications in the Works of Guntars Sietiņš, Composition in the Works of Guntars Sietiņš, and Examples From the Works by Guntars Sietiņš, and it will be presented some examples from his works. As a method in the research article, both verbal and written contact was made with the artist. Literature review method was used for institutional information. As a result of the study, findings on the contemporary prints, technical mastery and symbolic approaches of Guntars Sietiņš were presented. The point the artist reached by blending contemporary techniques and traditional methods was underlined.

Keywords

Printmaking, Mezzotint, Guntars Sietiņš, Contemporary Printmaking

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