3rd International

Printmaking Symposium

November 12-15, 2015

in Bentlage, Rheine, Germany

Christoph M. Loos (*1959) Studied graphic arts at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf and philosophy at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. He taught several times as a professor, especially from 2004 to 2007 at the HfG Offenbach. Last year he finished his Ph.D. at Manchester School of Art (Manchester Metropolitan University), reflecting his own woodcut-method media-theoretically and philosophically. He has presented his works in national and international exhibitions including prestigious museums like Städt. Kunstmuseum Spendhaus Reutlingen, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen, Rheinisches LandesMuseum Bonn, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, and National Art Museum of China.

Loos has a unique approach to printmaking, respectively in woodcut. Main characteristic of his series is a conceptual entanglement of print and printing block, using very thin sheets of wood as medium of the print – themselves always having been peeled from the very same trunk.

Loos_Algonquin (Chiasma #44)

 

 

Algonquin
(Chiasma #44)
2012
Woodcut on aspen sheet with printing block,
gold leaf, car paint spray, mulberry paper,
wallpaint

 

Loos_Algonquin (Chiasma #48)

 

 

Algonquin
(Chiasma #48)
2013
Woodcut on aspen sheet with printing block,
wallpaint

 

Loos_Algonquin (Chiasma #46)

 

 

 

Ecce Homo
(Chiasma #46)
2012
Woodcut on aspen sheet with printing block,
wallpaint