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Welcome Enrique Martinez Leal, Artist in Residence

 Assistant Professor of Print Media at the Art Department of the University of California in Santa Cruz

ArtMill is delighted to host Professor Leal as one of our 2018 Artists in Residence. His stunning graphic works were recently exhibited in Buenos Aires, ​​Madrid, Budapest, and will be shown this summer in New York CityEnrique Leal is a visual artist and Assistant Professor of Print Media at the Art Department of the University of California in Santa Cruz. Originally from Recife Brazil, Leal has worked as a printmaker in the USA and Spain before receiving his BFA from the Polytechnique University of Valencia, MFA and PhD in Fine Arts from the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM), where he established the Print Media Area as a professor and researcher from 1998-2014. He is the recipient of printmaking fellowships from the Institute of Iberian-American Culture, the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a visiting artist / teacher at the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Rutgers University. Leal's work has been exhibited and is found in collections in Argentina, Brazil, France, Hungary, Spain and the United States, 

Abyssalia

The recent series (2016-on going) relates the dark inked impressions of a silk mezzotint, with it's multitude of emerging transparent biological forms, to the lightless, fathomless regions of the oceans abyssal plain and its myriad of bioluminescent organisms. The materials used in the alternative printing process allow for the unexpected properties of paint to manifest prodigious shapes. The contingent configurations of pressed acrylic evoke the errant wandering and morphology of plankton life forms. In both cases, our imagination is mobilized by what Roger Caillois considered "the existence of bizarre-privileged items in the universe, which served as objective garantees for lyrical emotion and the poetic image at the same time".

La serie reciente (2016-en progreso) relaciona las impresiones de tintas oscuras de una mezzotinta (black way) to silk, and its multitude of transparent biological forms emerging, to the shadowed and unfathomable regions of the abyssal plains of the oceans and their myriad bioluminescent organisms. The materials used in the alternative printing process allow unexpected properties of paint to manifest themselves in prodigious forms. The contingent configurations of pressed acrylic evoke the wandering and morphology of different species of plankton. In both cases, our imagination is mobilized by what Roger Caillois considered "the existence of strange-privileged elements in the universe, which served as impartial guarantors of the lyrical emotion and the poetic image at the same time".

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