Saleh Abdel Sabour
I started printmaking since I was 11 years old, I worked with many different techniques but since 2007 I'm concentrating on a new technique which I called relief marble: I engrave a kind of Egyptian marble by acids then print it like wood cut hand printing which allows me to work on large format of prints such as 140x140cm.
Also, I work with a kind of Dry point by using Angle Grinder and Drill, and I found myself working freely with this technique in a group of prints called "Energy exchange".
I think that any good printmaker can use any materials and tools to produce good prints.
"Marks from memory"
Memories of our lives are stored on papers.
Letters, stamps, birth and graduation certificates are all among our memory holders.
In this group of my prints Iím trying to rebuild some of the lost memories of my life by incorporating different visual images that once meant something to me our played a role in my past life. In the same time theses visual elements trigger a mixture of feelings that still exist in my subconscious and they may mean something to others.
In my work I'm concentrating on the energy exchange between people, some people bring me positive energy, some others bring negative energy.
After recognizing what is the positive and the negative, I'm trying to receive the positive energy avoiding the negative one, also I think that it's a general case.
So be sure which kind of energy you send or receive.