Guerrilla Printmaking Workshop

6 December 2017


Venue: Common House, Unit 5E, Pundersons Gardens, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9QG

Organiser: Pablo Angel Lugo

Pablo Angel Lugo has a B.A. in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has a Diploma in Public Art from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), and at the moment he is studying a PhD in Public Art at the UPV and a research stay at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), thanks to scholarship of Jumex Contemporary Art Foundation. His wide artistic production includes paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, videos, performances, illustrations, graphic designs, and collaborations in cinema. He is specialized in public art. His work has been exhibited in Mexico, Cuba, the USA, UK, Spain, France, Argentina, Bolivia, Indonesia, Ecuador and Portugal, among other countries

Mexican tradition in working and printmaking is quite extensive. Is not necessary to explain to people how much Mexican worldview has influenced the world, at least in the western. In the early years of the XX century, the relation between engraving and his easiness to pass hand around, was an important tool for revolutionary ideals and, of course, a way to put art in public spaces and public sphere. That has been a deep root of the street art in Mexico, and in different parts of the USA, which had a big influence of Mexican culture.

The main problem was to get, as in any other process, the access to the means of production, for a lot of different technics we found is necessary to get space, tools and sometimes heavy and expensive machinery.

The idea of guerrilla is the transformation of the ideas in our brain to create new ways and processes to develop and achieve aim which commonly we can o only in proper workshops. Guerrilla is the way to get the things you need by yourself. Is a way to create the spaces, tools and machinery we need for our artistic practices.