Eight Days A Week 2000 : KÖLNER GRAPHIKWERKSTATT .
Andreas Vietz, Jutta Vollmer
NEIL MORRIS OUTLINES A PRINTMAKING RESIDENCY AT LIVERPOOL ART SCHOOL

68 Hope Street Gallery.
Liverpool Art School, 2. - 31. Oktober 2000

Image top Andreas Vietz " Fischer " Etching Bottom image Jutta vollmer 17.1.1997 Etching

Jutta Vollmer and Andreas Vietz are experienced printmakers and active participants in the Cologne art scene. They established the Kolner Graph ikwerkstatt in 1995 as a reaction to the demand for printmaking workshops upon the closure of the Freien Werkstatten (free workshops) in the early 90s.They currently have over 50 members and the workshop provides the means for the realisation of graphic expression for a diverse section of the community, ranging from schoolchildren to established artists.

The collective also provides a forum for debate and exchange of ideas, which is reinforced by an extensive exhibition programme of prints produced at the workshop.

Liverpool Art School at John Moores University is pleased to be able to host a residency by these two exciting printmakers and to introduce their work to a British audience.They will be in the city in September/October, making new prints at the Art School where they are also exhibiting their work.

Andreas Vietz's graphic work (above right) is concentrated mainly on the process of etching, and after many years of practice he continues to be fascinated by the often unpredictable nature of the results-traces on the etching plate for example are integrated into the composition, thus maintaining experimental characteristics and a visual integrity.
Jutta Vollmer (above middle) uses experimental approaches to traditional processes that very often leave an indelible mark or "injury" on the paper. She uses found objects in unusual contexts as a starting point for series of limited edition prints that are highly charged with colors.

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