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January 5, 2024

What is Silk Screen?

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Welcome to Studio Daboo, today we take a dive into the magical world of silk screen printing. For those who don’t know about it, it’s a technique also known as screen printing or serigraphy. We use a mesh screen to bring vibrant ink to life on all kinds of materials like paper, fabric, ceramics, and more!

Let’s rewind a bit and talk about the roots of this art. Back in ancient China, they were already using stencils to jazz up fabric with awesome images. The Japanese had their own thing going on too, rocking a technique called katazome to spruce up kimonos with some seriously cool designs.

At Studio Daboo, I’m all about honouring this ancient craft while adding my own modern twist. Silkscreen printing has been a game-changer for artists, especially in the 20th century. It’s like the superhero of printing – giving us bold colors, sharp contrasts, and an aesthetic that’s just, well, awesome.

Flash forward to the ’60s and ’70s, and silkscreen printing became the rockstar of the Pop Art movement. Icons like Andy Warhol jumped on board, creating legendary pieces like “Campbell’s Soup Cans.”

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Andy Warhol – Campbell’s Soup Cans

But it’s not just about looking cool, silkscreen printing at Studio Daboo is a way of speaking out on things that matter. I tackle issues like humanity, ethnicity, animals and the environment, using silkscreen prints to shout from the rooftops.

Some of my favourite artists who rock the silkscreen game are Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Blu & Vhils. These guys are not just artists; they’re superheroes wielding screens and ink, making a statement that sticks and have inspired many.

Even in this digital age, where everything’s gone high-tech, I’m doing my best at Studio Daboo to keep it real. It’s all about the hands-on, nitty-gritty of silkscreen printing. As an artists I love playing around with layers, textures, and all kinds of materials. My limited editions let me spread the love while keeping things exclusive.

So, if you’re all about breaking free from the digital noise and diving into a world of vibrant, handcrafted prints, come and enjoy Studio Daboo Prints. Silkscreen printing for me is not just art it’s a language, a shoutout, and a whole lot of fun!