What is mail art?
Populist artistic art movement that is centered on sending work, though small scale postal service. It was initially developed from Fluxus between 1950s-1960s and has since then evolved and developed to become the present day global art movement. Ray Johnson was the first mail artist and his New York School is considered as the first network conscious of mail artists. Mail artists greatly rely on a network as a way of exchanging their artwork.Artwork by On Kawara
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Acrylic on paper is a technique which uses acrylic paints on a wide variety of paper weights and textures. Artists may choose to use watercolor paper with smooth or rough surfaces. Using the acrylic paints with watercolor methods, such as bleeding, washing and spattering.
Printmaking technique belonging to Intaglio family, where an image is skillfully incised to a plate using a hard pointed object or "needle" of a sharp diamond or metal point. Copper was traditionally the plate but nowadays, zinc, plexiglas or acetate are commonly used. Like in etching, drypoint is a little bit easier for a drawing artist to master compared to engraving as the needle technique is closer to the use of a pencil than the burin in engraving.
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