Following in the footsteps of Pop Art Artists, I take my inspiration from the simplistic style of comics.
I see it as an ideal medium to illustrate our social fantasies. A major theme of my work is the Judeo-Christian bipolar values of good and evil. I investigate symbols and stereotypes. Like a charade, a play on images, I put on display paintings whose association brings to light the arch messages that our society forwards to us.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

KAMIKAZE Silkscreen print for sale

Number 13/42 is for sale !
400$ CAN + shipping - Paypal
contact me by email : paulabrahamart@gmail.com

Kamikaze hand made silkscreen print # 1/42 : 8 colours and 5 halftones, 245 g acid free, 100% cotton rag museum quality paper, 26 X 34 inches. Numbered and signed by the artist

Monday, November 17, 2014

A few things I’ve learned about artist prints that I would like to share:

KAMIKAZE print # 1 / 42

I was really interested in doing a silkscreen print series of my work Kamikaze, I wanted to give the piece a vintage cartoon of the sixties look by adding halftones dots. By doing so the prints have a different feel than the painting, they have their own originality, and secondly my art is more accessible financially to collectors. I finally found a print shop with enough expertise to handle a manual silk screen limited print job with halftones on large sheets of paper, quite a challenge looking at it retrospectively.A few things I’ve learned about artist prints that I would like to share:

When we talk about silk screen printing there is a distinction to make from the hand made and machine/industrial process: 

a machine print is generally used for large series or big formats, as all the parameters are mechanical, usually the result is that every print is identical and the registration of colors is perfect throughout the series. On the other hand, when the prints are hand made, each print is unique because the strength used on the squeegee to spread the ink through the stencil varies 
from each color step, the alignment markings are more random from one print to another as the color spreads differently on the paper, same thing for the gain dot of the halftones. The result depends a lot from the skills of the printer. Also the bigger the paper is the bigger the challenge. A big format hand made series can’t really exceed 80 to 100 prints and if you seek for perfection 50 is a max.
As speaking about value, no doubt to say that a limited and signed handprint is more valuable than a machine one. A machine series exceeding 200 prints can’t be signed by the artist, some say, it is more like a commercial standard printing, each print being identical. 

Halftone detail

Also not to be underestimated that the hand made silk screen printing gives more possibilities for the artist to give is input on the final result, the control steps being more numerous and spread in time.

The right way to sign an artist print

By the early 1900s the traditional way is to sign and number prints at the bottom of the image on the original paper, in pencil (6H). A pencil mark cannot be reproduced by computers, making it less vulnerable to fraud. The signature will be on the lower right and the numbering on the left.
The title is in the center.
The numbering shows both the number of the print (the fist number) and the total number of impressions in that particular edition (second number).
See examples below
Print numbering

title caption 
artist signature
Of course, there will be some additional prints in excess of the numbered edition, which are not considered part of the edition. These are: trial proofs, printer's proofs (PP), artist's proofs (AP also known as épreuve d'artiste, or E.A. and or H.C. (hors commerce that in French means not to sell).
Today it is generally admitted that an Artist Proof is a good impression of the finished work that is identical to the numbered copies. It is often numbered with Roman numerals and should not exceed 10% of the total number of the edition.
 See example below
artist print

Friday, November 14, 2014

Ready to go! - Prêtes à partir !

épreuve finale de Kamikaze final print

Good News! The final “KAMIKAZE” prints are dry, cut, signed and numbered, ready to go ! They are beautiful !

Printed with a silk screen manual process on  Museum quality Crane’s “Lettra”paper, 90 lbs. cover stock, 100% cotton rag, neutral PH, acid free, textured pearl white. 7 flat PMS colours + Black plus five halftone screens in the style of the comic strips of the 60s (12 colors in total). Final format is 26 X 34 inches (66 X 86 cm). Limited series of 42 prints signed by the artist.

I have prints left, if interested you can contact me directly through my email : paulabrahamart@gmail.com 

Bonne nouvelle ! Les épreuves finales de “KAMIKAZE” sont sèches, massicotées, signées et numérotée, prêtes à partir ! Elles sont magnifiques !

Tirées en procédé manuel sur papier “Lettra” de Crane, 245 gr, 100 % coton ph neutre, sans acide de qualité archive texturé blanc perle, tirage en 7 couleurs PMS + noir en aplat plus 5 trames en demi tons à la manière des bandes dessinées des années 60 (12 couleurs au total). Format final de 26 X 34 pouces (66 X 86 cm). Série limitée à 42 exemplaires signés par l'artiste.

Si vous êtes intéressé il me reste des épreuves, veuillez me contacter directement par mon email : paulabrahamart@gmail.com 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Enfin le papier à été livré et l'impression à commencé, je devrais pouvoir récupérer les épreuves finales en début de semaine prochaine et les livrer à leur acheteurs.
Il reste 4 passages de couleurs à faire avec un temps de séchage entre chaque couleur ...
Encore un peu de patience ...

Paper as finely been delivered and the silkscreen printing as started, I should get the final prints early next week and deliver them to their purchasers.
Four steps of colours are left to do with a drying time between each colour ...
Need a little more patience ...

le 4ème passage : le jaune

les 3 premiers passages : jaune pâle, brun et gris

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Les tests définitifs des couleurs des encres et le choix du papier sont fait. Le papier choisi est le “Lettra” de Crane, en feuilles de 245 gr, 100 % coton ph neutre, sans acide texturé blanc perle, il absorbe et restitue bien les 7 couleurs et ne subit aucunes déformations, un très bon papier qualité archive. La commande est passée et nous attendons la livraison pour commencer le tirage final !

La souscription est maintenant fermée.
À partir de maintenant le prix TTC hors frais d’envoi pour une épreuve sera de 400 $ canadiens.
Merci encore aux souscripteurs. Je vous informerais quand les épreuves seront prêtes.

The final color tests, ink and paper selection are done.
The paper of choice is Crane’s “Lettra”, sheets of 90 lbs. cover stock, 100% cotton, neutral PH, acid free, textured pearl white. The paper restitutes and absorbs the colors very well with no distortions, a very good archival paper.  The order is made and we wait the delivery to start the printing!
The subscription is now closed.
From now on the price of a print is $400 Canadian dollars with taxes + mailing costs.
Thanks again to the subscribers. I’ll let you know when the prints are ready.

Monday, September 22, 2014


J'ai commencé les tests de trames et de couleurs cette semaine pour ma sérigraphie Kamikaze, nous allons faire aussi des tests de tirage sur différents papiers 100 % chiffon sans acide pour choisir le plus réceptif aux couleurs ... Le résultat s’annonce pas mal bien.

I started halftone screens and color tests for the Kamikaze silkscreen, we also are going to do some printing tests on different 100 % cotton rag and acid free paper to see which one holds best the colors … Everything looks very promising.