I just finished a limited edition (65 units) of twocoloured linocuts (19 × 25 cm) that are now for sale. A lot of hard work went into them and they are 100% handmade. Each copy is an original and one of a kind, as they all differ slightly in their appearance. I used high quality offset inks and arts-paper to make them last a lifetime. I numbered and signed each print by hand and added my own quality-stamp on the backside.
The graphic is a reminiscence to the film noir of the 40’s and 50’s. My primary focus was the representation of contrasts, not only by playing with light and shadow, but also by including lesser obvious opposites like gender, curves & straight lines, hardness & softness, etc.
The illustration portrays a young, elegant woman with a rigorous, androgynous look. She’s in a dark and undefined room – possibly a detective agency – and the scarce light source throws a hard shadow on her delicate face. Her expression lies somewhere between curiosity and confidence, and it raises questions about who this mysterious figure might be.