Welcome Oaxaca Printmaker Manuel Bernal Flores as part of the Beyond Borders: Oaxaca-Seattle Exchange for an Artist Talk, Demonstration and After Party.
Manuel will be sharing his technique of using direct acid with rosin rocks to get unique effects with his etching plates. He will also demonstrate ‘a la poupée’ technique of inking multi-colors on a metal plate as well as using wood plates to create color and texture in his prints.
Manuel was born in 1989 in Huitzo, Oaxaca. At age 17, he began his first works in printmaking. He received his degree in Visual Arts from UABJO (University of Benito Juarez of Oaxaca). He has had two individual shows and has participated in more than 30 group exhibits inside and outside of Mexico. The natural landscape is undoubtedly the principal influence of his work. It is the language of nature where he finds countless elements that channel him to the contemplation of a determined moment and a determined place. Different species such as the Casahuate, Enebros, Espinos, Huajales, Huizaches and the Maguey are the flora that are plentiful in the region and that interest the artist in his composition, as well as the geographic characteristics of Oaxaca.