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Iris Xilas Xanalatos Vassilissis Sofias 33, Athens 106 75, Greece

 

The ancient art of printing using the silk screen technique reemerged after the Second World War, first in the United States and then in the rest of the world, rapidly becoming the means of mass reproduction of works of art, and also for ordinary printing purposes.

This mechanized printing method reached such a level of perfection that, by its ability to produce work impeccably and uniformly, the individual influence of the printer on the work was eliminated.

However, the type of screen printing I currently use differs greatly from the mechanized process.  For me, it constitutes a means of expression which combines the physical depth usually found in oils with the undisciplined charm and transparency of water colour.  It also helps me, with the very simple equipment I use, to give a personal touch to every single piece produced.  

Despite the obvious similarities, each print has minute differences in detail from the others.  Each is, in fact, unique.