Hiroki Morinoue, juror
Entry day for artists February 15, 2013
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In celebrating 85 years of annual shows, the Honolulu Printmakers
encourages all printmakers in Hawaii to submit prints for this year's
Annual Exhibition. Artists are invited to work with the theme "85" in
recognition of the Printmakers' achievement.
Hiroki Morinoue, Jurorís Statement
The printmaking processes of image-making is a diverse and
unlimited ways for artists to express themselves. From subtle embossed
marks on white or off-white paper, to heavy deep casting from
calligraphic plates, delicate linear details scratched on metal or
plastic surfaces, to bold marks expressed through woodcuts and
silkscreen, the techniques are expansive. Let's not forget the
narrative possibilities of prints and handmade books and the painterly
qualities of monotypes. Hand-pulled prints are also rich in surface
textures, especially when these techniques are combined in varied
Print houses and universities throughout this country are
collaborating more and more with painters and sculptors in the pursuit
of obtaining something that has not been expressed quite the same way
before. The clarity of a printed image can not be achieved any other
way and this distinguishes hand-pulled prints from other mediums.
For many artists, image making happens in a controlled studio with
running water, good lights, clean counter tops and a printing press.
This makes for an intellectual and isolated environment for a creative
process for printmakers, working on personal or universal concerns.
I am interested in the individual artist's direct participation in
the process and when possible considering the print within the larger
body of their works.
The greater challenge and what I hope to encounter are works that
are unpremeditative, counter intuitive, highly disciplined and those
that embrace new technologies. Decisions of scale, format, image tone,
presentation, multiples and installation are individual choices and
are very much a part of the complete visual image.
I have great respect for all artists who are participants in any
juries exhibition. It can be discouraging but hopefully not
devastating. As a juror, I hope that the works in the exhibition will
be inspiring, stimulating and will encourage artists to further their
artistic sensibilities to the community.