The printmaking studio Sticky Fingers was formed when the lead guitarist and founder of The Cambodian Space Project Julien Poulson was introduced to local screenprinter Heng Visal at The 1961 in Siem Reap. At the time, the point of the studio was simply to produce gig posters for and shape the visual look of The Cambodian Space Project, a psychedelic rock band from Phnom Penh that has been leading the country’s cultural revival.
乐队The Cambodian Space Project的创始人和主吉他手Julien Poulson在柬埔寨暹罗的The 1961认识当地丝网版画家Heng Visal，然后成立了版画工作室Sticky Fingers。刚开始，工作室的重点只是在于制作演出海报以及优化The Cambodian Space Project的视觉呈现效果。来自金边的迷幻摇滚乐队The Cambodian Space Project一直志在引领着这个国家的文化复兴。
IdleBeats is a Shanghai-based independent screenprint studio, founded by the Chinese artist Nini Sum and the German artist Gregor Koerting. They are well-known at home for their fresh and soulful print art, and their love of exploring different art mediums. In addition to making prints, Nini and Gregor also create illustrations, paintings, comic books, sculptures, and other kinds of experimental artwork. Last year in November, IdleBeats initiated a collaborative silkscreen exhibition series Tale of Two Cities, the first of which featured the print studio Frenchfourch from Paris.
This year’s edition of Tale of Two Cities sees Phnom Penh’s Sticky Fingers and Shanghai’s IdleBeats come together to collaborate on a colorful and fun print entitled My Boy. The artists from both sides designed and printed the silkscreen prints all in the course of one searingly hot day at Julien Poulson’s studio in the sleepy town of Kampot, Cambodia. Incorporating found Khmer typography, iconic pop art from Cambodian packaging, and multiple layers of bright bold colors, the print is a delightful and eye-catching mix of both studio’s visual styles.
My Boy can now be purchased at the Neocha Shop. Each print was screen printed in four layers of red, yellow, blue, and black, on 300gsm unbleached Earth paper, in a limited edition of 40. If you live in or happen to be in Shanghai, the opening of this year’s edition of Tale of Two Cities #2 will happen this Saturday, December 10th. In addition to the unveiling of the collaboration print My Boy, IdleBeats will release their latest print series, as well as work from Sticky Fingers. There will be a special 20% discount on all prints for those attending the opening event! Details about the event are listed below.
- Edition size: 40
- Screenprint size: 39 x 46cm
- Number of colors: 4
- Paper: 300gsm unbleached Earth paper
- Price: $60 for single print without frame
Event: Tale of Two Cities #2
Opening: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1 ~ 7 pm
Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2016 ~ January 9, 2017
Base – Classroom
No. 65 Songyuan Road (Entrance on Huangjincheng Dao)
Changning District, Shanghai
People’s Republic of China
- 发行数量: 40
- 制品尺寸: 39 x 46cm
- 颜色数: 4
- 纸: 300克本白大地纸
- 价格: ¥400无框架单张
活动名称: “双城记” #2
Base – Classroom
Contributor, Photographer & Videographer: Leon Yan
供稿人，图片摄影师与视频摄影师: Leon Yan