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Séguin's Serigraphy's Portfolio

How is serigraphy made?

Since its invention at the beginning of the 20th century, the principle of screen printing has been to apply stencils to a piece of fabric stretched over a wooden frame. Stencils block openings except for the image area. A sheet of art paper is placed under the screen and the artist pours ink on the screen. The color passes through the opening area and onto the paper below. He renews the process with a different stencil for each other color.

For his serigraphy # 2, Gaëtan de Seguin used a paper previously embossed with a mold showing the silhouettes of several characters.

Popularized by Andy Warhol's series such as the famous colorful series Liz or Marylin Monroe, screen printing requires a lot of patience and dexterity!