Shankar Ramamoorthy At Community Center

Shankar Ramamoorthy will be showing his screenprints at the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane, in November and December.

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Here’s how Shankar creates his prints:

The source images for my screenprints are my digital photographs. I learned silkscreen printing from my friend the Berkeley political poster maker Doug Minkler. I took up screen printing in 2010 as a way to make my photographs “hand made by me” not only in the capture of the image but also in the print. At the same time, I wanted to reduce the captured digital image to a more primitive (basic) image, both in the number of colors and in the level of detail.

I make the positives for some prints by hand, tracing from a printed version of the photograph. For other prints, such as halftones, thepositives are created via software. I hand print all my screen prints on a small press.

email: shankar@me.com / web: artistrising.com/galleries/rshankar