is a series of SilkScreen Print Art exhibition initialized by IdleBeats. Each exhibition features the latest works of two studios – IdleBeats and one from a different city: FrenchFourch from Paris, Sticky Fingers Art Print Cambodia from Phnom Penh and many more talents of the worldwide print art family. Persistence, consistency, innovation and the free expression of ones own root culture are the common qualities of them.
Why Screen Printing?
Screen-printing provides latitude for experimentation and the ability to make multiples, with the basic technique one can explore unlimited graphic nature of the medium. It’s one of the most contemporary art language, a combination of human touch and industrial reproduction, an attitude of maintaining individuality and independent thinking in this era of assimilation and depersonalization.
The continuous series of exhibitions focuses on hand print making medium and culture exchange through the eyes and hands of a range of emerging print makers worldwide. These young artists grew up in the era of mass production and globalization, therefore the free, independent, authentic and sometimes provocative character of screen printing made it naturally the best fit for their expression.
Instead of commisioning the production, every print is created and handprinted by the artist him/herself, the self-involvement in the printing process makes print making part of the creation, which is the nature of the medium and meanwhile brings a soulful touch to the repeated images.
Two in One
The exhibition is a juxtaposition of two different culture backgrounds, two kinds of re-forming and re-invention of screen printing technique, two ways of thinking, approaching and expression of city life, together as a whole, a tale of two cities printed through one silk screen.