The Seventh Thread had Greenish Walls a Bathroom in the Hall:
During the fall of 2008, Santiago Cucullu collaborated with Highpoint Editions to produce The Seventh Thread had Greenish Walls a Bathroom in the Hall, a beautiful suite of seven screenprints. The occasion was Highpoint’s participation in the 2008 Mid-America Print Conference, held in Fargo, North Dakota that year. Visitors to the conference watched Highpoint Master Printer Cole Rogers and his staff print Cucullu’s intricate imagery in silver ink on black Plike paper. The prints were inspired by Cucullu’s stay in Berlin during the summer of 2008; they feature buildings built shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall and contemporary anti-fascist graffiti.
Ukiyo-e style woodcuts:
The Archivists Labor of Love, Natty Dress Until the End and A Carved Breakfast Nook in the Style of 1950s American Baroque Furniture are three new diptychs from Highpoint Editions. The three Ukiyo-e style woodcuts, measuring 22 inch x 18 inches each, mimic an open book. Each panel suggests flashes of memory or historical snapshots reflecting the artist’s imagination, personal travel experiences and inspiration from television and works of fiction. Cucullu's work (which he has referred to as a "visual mixed tape") frequently comments on how autobiography is filtered through collective experience, and these new prints continue his exploration and collaging of memory.
Architectonic vs. H.R.:
HP Editions is pleased to announce the completion of a yearlong project with Argentinean-born artist Santiago Cucullu, released during the Editions/Artists Book Fair in New York City on November 2–5, 2006.
This ambitious publication consists of twelve 37 x 30 inch sheets of paper tiled together to make a 9-foot by 10-foot piece, echoing the installation-based murals for which Cucullu is known. Architectonic vs. H.R. features vibrant screenprinted layers that swirl and loop around black-and-white lithographic vignettes. Each individual “tile” contains different scenes, which suggest flashes of memory or historical snapshots, and can be re-arranged in varying combinations. Cucullu’s work (which he has referred to as a “visual mixed tape”) frequently comments on how autobiography is filtered through collective experience, and his new publication for HP Editions continues this exploration.