1977, Lodz Poland

PhD in Art and Associate Professor at the Lithography Studio of the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts Łódź , since 2006 he heads “Graphic Diversity”  Course at PATA: Printmaking and Textil Art Summer Courses. academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland.

He conducts research on extending the possibilities of planographic print, using polyester plates, ferrographic technique with iron plates and non-toxic methods of creating lithographic matrices.

Tomasz Matczak




As part of a exchange partnership that ´ace has with the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Lodz, Poland, guest artist Tomasz Matczak,  will conduct  research on non - toxic methods in lithography and will share his experiences and technical discoveries with the participants.

ABOUT ALGRAPHY (Kitchen Litho)

Introduction to non-toxic litho

Algraphy is an alternative lithographic technique using aluminium plate as matrix.
One of its types is called “kitchen litho” because of the simplicity of the process and the availability of the materials needed. The drawing is made on kitchen aluminium foil with any greasy or permanent drawing material - soap, lithographic crayons, eyepencil, soft pencils, permanent markers, ballpens, etc. The plate doesn’t need to be grained which saves a lot of time. The etching agent is also easily available - it is the phosphoric acid found in drinks such as Cola.

This technique doesn’t require lithographic press - prints can be made or intaglio press or even without any press with simple tools, like a spoon or a bookbinding bone. It is becoming very popular worldwide and many artists develop their own versions of this method.

WHERE: ´ace workshop, Conesa 667
WHEN: February 27, 2019 from 2pm to 6 pm

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