Friday, November 18, 2016

A visit to Casa Africa and New Linocut Print "Friday Mood"

Enjoying the exhibition at Casa Africa

The other day we saw Fernando Nguema's "Obras incompletas 1992 – 2008", a sculpture exhibition at Casa Africa in Las Palmas city. Sincerely, this place never fails my expectations, every time I visit there, I discover unique and beautiful creations by African artists. If you will be wondering around the city these days, I will highly recommend it. Casa Africa is very close to Plaza de la Feria and 15 minutes walking distance from Parque San Telmo. It will open until the 5th of January, visiting hours; Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.  

Making of  the linocut

This week I worked on a new linocut print (see pic above) project. This one is called "Friday mood", it is for the "moods of the week days" linocut series. When I was sketching the design, I was listening the famous hit song from the 80's, "Friday I'm in love" by The Cure. So, somehow the CD cover and the earphones ended up getting into the composition. I tried to express the joy of being free from typical "9 to 5" work and enjoyment of a glass of beer, calamari snack and music by the sea side. I hope you feel the same way... 

If you wish to have your own limited edition linocut print, you can contact me or simply order it at my online shop. (only 25 editions will be printed). In advanced of upcoming Black Friday, I have a special offer, which is **FREE Shipping worldwide** by registered mail with purchasing any 3 pieces of linocut prints in my ETSY shop ClickGallery. Use coupon code: BLACKFRIDAY for the discount. (offer ends on November 28th, Monday) Enjoy  your weekend!

"Friday mood" by Birsen Ozbilge, 2016
Original limited edition handmade linocut print
(Edition of 25 only)
Paper size 6" x 8" (16 x 20 cm.)
Image size 4" x 6" (10 x 15 cm.)

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