The Cork Community Printshop Presents: Screenprints by Alé Mercado

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We are welcoming Mr Alé Mercado/Atticus/Pitercios into Exile for the month of June. Creating his illustrations from pen and digital work, Alé Mercado has developed a strong personal style. Dark and witty, his work is merged with the screen and wood block printing processes. For this exhibition, Mr Mercado is presenting his latest pieces inspired by cult films, German Expressionist cinema but also the medieval dark ages

Plus, we are hosting a special event when the artist will present his work this coming Saturday 13th June. Followed by music, food and drinks. Do not miss it!

[Exhibition open during weekends from 1 to 6 PM.]

External Link: Alé Mercado Screenprints at Exile

Alé Mercado

When I set off in search of my style, I ended up working in two main directions: The first one has to do with the creative aspect of illustration. After trying to emulate different people based on the appeal they had to me or their success, I finally found a visual language that I can honestly say is my own way of seeing things. The second direction has to do with the actual process of producing the image. Traditional relief printing gave me the key to make sense of what I was doing digitally. To the point that they've become almost interchangeable. It was in an interview to Zina Saunders that I heard for the first time "Digicut" referred to her digital woodcut work. I immediately adopted the term to describe mine. I am a member of Illustrators Ireland and The Association of Illustrators