Marisa Gill

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ARGENTINA, 1959

Marisa Gill’s prints and drawings are minimal abstractions that emphasize line and space. Her deep interest in Japanese aesthetics and the concepts of wabi, shibui and ma, are all-present in her work.
In many of her prints she uses thin Japanese paper for chine-collé technique, creating subtle shapes that interact with the printed lines. In her drawings, Gill uses engraving tools to mark the paper as if it were a metal plate and draws using a variety of utensils, some of which she collects on her walks in nature.
After graduating from Fine Arts school in Buenos Aires, she studied printmaking with Alfredo de Vincenzo, whose studio was highly praised in South America for having introduced experimental printing techniques he learned at Stanley W. Hayter’s famous Atelier 17.