Emerging WPG artist Matina Marki Tillman is currently working on several new and on-going printmaking projects. Following up a previous idea from her last trip to her home country, Greece, she started her series of “Formations” as an attempt to revisit the human fable through its entrapment and preservation within organic forms. She is presently creating multiple editions around this theme, possibly aiming for an artist’s book together with finished editions. Another parallel series deals with art being experienced from both sides: the art creators’, and the people who receive it. One element of this series was the starter for the third and most recent one, which is an effort to study the dual nature of the human in the form of twins.
In 2011, Matina exhibited some of her prints from the “Art Givers and Receivers” series, as well as other prints, at Washington Printmakers Gallery and several other venues. These included the New York Society of Etchers 1st National Exhibition of Intaglio Prints, and the New York Society of Etchers Director’s Exhibition, both held at the National Arts Club in New York; and the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 100th Annual Juried Exhibition, held at the Mystic Arts Center in Mystic, Connecticut. She is also currently part of the WPG group exhibition in the Gallery Walk at Reagan National Airport, “Pushing Process,” which highlights printmaking processes that push traditional boundaries.
New prints from all three series are planned to be on display at Washington Printmakers Gallery and other national venues this spring. These varied editions will be drypoints and solarplate etchings, many of them hand colored.