The Art of Attack Peter
Pop on Wood
Do you know what xylogravure is? No ? Me neither before writing this article … But as I like to use complicated french words to shine in society, it sounded better than woodblock printing. So that’s what it’s about. The technique consists in cutting the wood in order to print the pattern thus obtained on a support. After inking the pattern, by means of an ink roll, it is applied to the support (paper or other). The parts carved in the wood are therefore printed in white. This is probably the oldest printing technique since it is practiced since the 7th century in Asia. Although neglected in favor of newer techniques, there are fortunately still some artists to make live this ancestral art!
Peter SANTA-MARIA says Attackpeter is one of them. Gratifying these supports by hand, he produces powerful iconographic prints. Drawing inspiration from traditional Thailand imagery to pop culture, her prints blend tradition and modernity. You can discover the artist’s works on his website or Instagram. And if you want to pay a ninja turtle in engraving, go to his ETSY. You can always try to make your guests believe that it dates from the seventeenth century ….