Spring 2004

José Arenas
Plexiglass plate monoprints with lithography




José began this series by drawing directly onto pronto plates (a polyester lithographic plate) which carried the repeatable matrix for a series of monoprints. These images continue the themes of cultural iconography explored in his paintings.

José has an MFA from UC Davis. At the time of this residency he was art faculty at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California.

Print Specifications:
Print Media: lithography and monotype
Plate Media: Polyester Plates (Pronto plates by Renaissance Graphics)
Inks: Daniel Smith Lithographic Ink: Crayon Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna; Akua Kolor inks for monoprinting
Substrate: Rives BFK Heavyweight, Tan
Paper Size: 8.5" x 12" bleed
"Solo" variable edition of 8 prints, signed 1/8 E.V. through 8/8 E.V.
"Disoriented" variable edition of 2 prints, signed 1/2 E.V. through 2/2 E.V.