Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for a relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a printing press, such as an Albion or a Columbian press.
ADE ADESINA BA (HONS) Ade Adesina, born in Nigeria 1980, is currently a full time printmaker who lives in Aberdeen, Scotland. Previously studied printmaking at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen from 2008 graduating in 2012. Ade's work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world. He is fascinated by how the human footprint is affecting our planet. Our world is full of wonderful landscapes and Ade wishes to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption, and endangered wild species. He is a traditional printmaker, painter and sculptor with modern twist; Ade works with mostly linocut, etching, and oil paint. The artist combines his African cultural roots with British culture, producing work that makes people reflect on the past, present and the future.
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