After Relief Printing Symposium in Leipzig

artists of Symposium

Time: 29 July- 23 August 2013
Location: “Edition Carpe Plumbum”, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

The “2nd Relief Printing Symposium” in Spinnerei, in Leipzig was wonderful opportunity for printmakers to create art using  old and good relief and letterpress printing machines made in Germany. Printer and pressman – Thomas Siemon helped for us to print our works. It is look everything was possible when we had such good master like Thomas. For me it was wonderful to see how he works with different presses and printing machines, how good he is in it. Atmosphere in the workshop – fantastic, like in old museum, with many instruments, colours, papers, typographical’ “things”, printed texts and postcards or posters on the walls and in other spaces. All workshop like one big installation.

For the Symposium were invited 5 different artists: Maribel Mas from Barcelona, Dimitrije Pecic from Belgrade, Benjamin Dittrich and Natascha Mehler from Leipzig and Kestutis Vasiliunas from Vilnius. It was nice, that all artists were very different with own art style and conception, working with different techniques. So in the end all created works in the Symposium were good, interesting and different.

Maribel Mas from Barcelona

Maribel Mas - BarcelonaMaribel Mas Print









Dimitrije Pecic from Belgrade

Dimitrije Pecic - BelgradeDimitrije Pecic - Prints












Benjamin Dittrich from Leipzig

Benjamin Dittrich - LeipzigBenjamin Dittrich - Prints















Natascha Mehler from Leipzig

Natascha Mehler - LeipzigNatascha Mehler Print









Kestutis Vasiliunas from Vilnius

Kestutis Vasiliunas - VilniusKestutis Vasiliunas Prints 1













After the Symposium we have made the first Exhibition in the same Workshop, in “Edition Carpe Plumbum”, where we were working. Earlier this place was the factory for cotton – “Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei”.

Thanks to Mrs. Silvana Wagner, Mrs. Maria Melms and Thomas Siemon.

Kestutis Vasiliunas


© Artist’s Book Creators 2013