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Printshop - Gallery Tom Blaess

Uferweg 10b, 3013 Bern, Switzerland  

Tel: +41 (0) 79 222 46 61     email: tom.blaess@gmail.com

Sometimes you have to leave home to find yourself. This pioneering spirit has lead Master Printer Tom Blaess to establish his own printmaking workshop in Bern, Switzerland, next to the banks of the river Aare, as it winds around the medival city center of Bern. Before moving to Switzerland in 1990, Tom was a fine art lithography printer for many years in printshops in Amsterdam and San Francisco.

Exhibitions of special projects by invited artists from Switzerland and abroad are held in the spring and fall, at which time the atelier is converted into a gallery. Two day Monotype / Gumprint Workshops are offered for beginners as well as experienced artists (Gumprint is paper lithography from made from b+w laserprints, which can be combined with monotype).

The focus is on an innovative approach, often combining traditional printmaking with the possibilities that digital new media can offer. Stone lithography, and monotype are offered on the large 100 x 160 cm handpress. A flatbed offsetpress (FAG op-104) is available for images drawn on mylar and printed in a continuous tone.

A complete digital workshop set up for brilliant large format archival Epson pigment prints. A Creo Eversmart Supreme scanner is available for top film scans. Photographs can be printed with brilliant colors on an assortment of coated digital fine art papers or digital canvas. Drawings or monotypes can be scanned, reworked in photoshop, enlarged and printed on uncoated papers, then additional elements can be added by hand . The possibilities are endless.