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Hand printing is a process that involves the sense of touch, smell and hearing.
Printing by hand means impressing strength, pressure, working with the dynamics of the gesture by tracing lines, circles and spirals.
Press the baren on the sheet to highlight the ribs, lighten to empty and suspend light and shadow.
There is the ink roller sound that picking up the color and inking the matrix, there is the baren and my wooden hand-press sounds that pressing on the sheet.
Characteristic and distinctive sounds that accompany me in the printing process, combined with the ink’s smell that fills the lab and settles on the clothes.
Hand printing teaches us to observe and accept mistakes because they are promoters of ideas and solutions.
Hand printing requires patience, attention and time.
Time is needed to process thoughts, to shape intuitions, to refine and develop the technique.
Time reveals and gives experience.
My printing process is a cross between relief printing and monoprinting.

For several years I’ve been dedicated my attention to two types of subjects:
wooden material: nodi
and leaves: fronde

Hand printing creates unique prints
does not allow repetition
gives surprises and hide
unexpected feelings.

Gianmaria Aprile, 2018

fronde

fronde are a collection of leaves
are the breath of plants and oxygen for man
are hand-printed
are an unexpected feeling

fronde are inked, printed on paper and finished in shades using a manual process.
My printing process is a cross between relief printing and monoprinting.

All prints have a limited run because the subject deteriorates after each print, until it breaks completely.
Hand printing requires patience, attention and time.
Knowing how to take the time is necessary to process the idea, to model intuitions and mistakes, to refine and develop the technique.
Time reveals and gives experience.


nodi

nodi

nodi have captured light and images over time
are pictures engraved in wood and apparently static
reflect light and shadow, and between light and shadow dwells their beauty


screenprint//nodi

In 2014 I started collecting wooden material, studying it and working on it, experimenting with hand printing and using different types of inks and paper.
After about 80 matrices, I decided to print some of my engravings using the screen printing technique in 100x70cm format.


silent trees meet sentimento inatteso

Silent Trees is able to break down and give shape to the asymmetry, creating unexpected volumes and cuts. From the play of volumes, cuts, asymmetries and decompositions, clothes with a unique and timeless style are born.
From this encounter a unique and special collection is born, which in black and white has its essence.
White is order, rigour, light, essence, purity.
Black is the negation of color, it is deep, mysterious, elegant, sophisticated and meets with white in the concept of rigor.
The white of the day that turns into night, into feminine and masculine.
Two opposite and complementary poles, one cannot exist without the other.

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