Three years in the making and still going — artist, teacher and printmaker, Kashinath Salve, says it’s “nearly complete” — the Platographic Portfolio project explores an alternate technique to lithography. Printmaking is a tedious process that requires expensive equipment, and involves different techniques and mediums. Art from the programme will be on display at a show titled Platographic Expressions, curated by the International Creative Art Centre (ICAC). “What I found out soon after retiring from Sir J J School of Art in 2001 disturbed me. Students or artists who are interested in printmaking had no access to practice the art, because it requires an elaborate and expensive setup involving presses, inks, chemicals, rollers, a facility for acid bath, plate making and the like. The process requires a well-equipped studio. I started this initiative with a basic print making setup at the Robert Money Institute at Grant Road, but soon realised that a permanent solution with a well-equipped studio was the need of the hour, which is an expensive proposition. It was then that the idea of organising a portfolio programme came up as a fund-raising initiative. Today, after almost three or four years of rigorous efforts, the programme has successfully reached its final stage,” says Kashinath.
When January 12 to 28, from 11am to 7pm
Where Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda (from January 12 to 18), and ICAC, Atria Mall, Worli (from January 19 to 28)
Contact 22843989 (Jehangir Art Gallery)/ 9167851179 (ICAC)