[alt-photo] Re: gum workshop, now casein

Diana Bloomfield dhbloomfield at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 30 21:25:19 GMT 2012

Hey Loris,

Yes-- I remember Judy talking about that, and-- though I think Judy  
was being modest at the time-- she also said that Sookang was really  
good at gum printing (in her class)-- from the get-go, and that she  
didn't really teach her anything.  Not sure I believe that;  
nevertheless, the prints I saw were stunning, really, and so so  
clean-- just pristine.  I have no idea how that's achieved, either,  
but I would sure like to know.

Graininess may be in the eye of the beholder, but- again- they did not  
look that way to me at all.  I was impressed with the background she  
uses on many of them-- that sort of deep gray background-- which may  
give the look of grain (?) but it just looks slightly textured to me--  
sort of in a very fine grain way, I guess.  The images themselves, on  
top of those interesting monochromatic backgrounds, looked very smooth  
to me.


On Mar 30, 2012, at 5:08 PM, Loris Medici wrote:

> Oh? Thanks for the clarification Diana. Most of the reproductions of
> "White Vessel" series look really grainy somehow... IIRC, someone
> (most probably Judy Siegel - I just have read Greg's comment...) told
> us that she was printing something like 9-11 layers with spray
> development - such a miracle to achieve smooth transitions that way!
> Regards,
> Loris.
> 30 Mart 2012 23:01 tarihinde Diana Bloomfield
> <dhbloomfield at bellsouth.net> yazdı:
>> Hey Loris,
>> Thanks for including the link here. I love Kim Sookang's work,  
>> too.  I had a
>> chance to see some of these (loose prints, unframed) at Gallery 339  
>> a few
>> years ago.  They're not grainy at all (to my eye, at least), even  
>> though
>> some of them look that way on this site.  They're so clean and  
>> perfect, and
>> I really admire all that minimalism.  Whenever I've attempted  
>> anything like
>> that, it just looks like something unfinished.  I have no idea how  
>> she does
>> it.  They're so beautiful.
>> Anyway-- thanks, Loris.  Do post your own prints if you manage  
>> anything
>> close to this, and then tell us exactly how you did it. :)
>> Diana
>> On Mar 30, 2012, at 9:42 AM, Loris Medici wrote:
>>>  . . I presume the coarse pigments will give me quite
>>> grainy results, but that's exactly what I'm after. I'll print big
>>> (30x40cm minimum, up to 50x60cm) therefore it doesn't matter much.
>>> I want a similar look to Kim Soo-Kang's works:
>>> http://www.gallery339.com/html/artistresultsFull.asp?type=All&artist=33&artistname=Sookang%20Kim
>>> Regards,
>>> Loris.
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