Kitchen Litho Awards 2015 / Remise des prix


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Chers amis de l’estampe,

C’est au nom du public et des membres du jury 2015 que j’ai l’honneur d’annoncer les gagnants du concours de Kitchen Litho: Adi Sundoro a reçu le prix du public. Hanna De Haan a reçu le premier prix du jury, Hermann Rommel le deuxième et Marchelo Vera le troisième prix.

Je remercie les membres du jury qui ont voté cette année :

Jean-Marc Brunet (FR), artiste peintre et graveur. Infos

Simon Burder (GB), artiste et professeur à « Oaks Editions Lithography Studio » à Londres. Infos

Friedhard Kiekeben (US), artiste, chercheur et professeur en gravure non-toxique. Fondateur du site Infos

Filip LeRoy (B), artiste, collaborateur d’Henrik Boeght (ouvrage de référence « La gravure non toxique ») et professeur en gravure non-toxique. Infos

Rémi Mathis (FR), rédacteur en chef du magazine « Nouvelles de l’estampe ». Chargé de cours à l’École nationale des chartes et à l’École du Louvre. Conservateur à la Bibliothèque nationale de France. Infos

Maxime Préaud (FR), conservateur général honoraire à la Bibliothèque nationale de France, membre du comité de lecture et de rédaction au magazine « Nouvelles de l’estampe », artiste graveur. Infos

Jean-Michel Uyttersprot (B), artiste graveur, fondateur de la galerie K1L et du magazine « Actuel ». Infos



Mitaine-Dehaan1er Prix du Jury « Mitaine d’or »

Hanna De Haan (Netherlands)




Hanna de Haan : you are the first jury’s prize of the first Kitchen Lithography contest. What Kitchen Litho has brought to you as artist?


Kitchen litho for me is a technic to make graphic work in a very free and experimental way, because it’s so easily and fast working. In my woodcuts and cardboard prints (the main technics I’m working in) I don’t use much colour.  For some reason kitchen litho helps me to (it even makes me) use colour in my work and to work more free and playful.

You live actually at « Den Haag » (La Haye) which is in border of North Sea. In this Kitchen Lithograph, the sea landscape and title « Home » suggest an autobiographical part I guess? Tell us more please Hanna about your vision…

One part of my work is figurative, formed from the sketches I make in the city. Another part is formed by the test prints I cut into pieces and recycle into new images. These cuttings reflect the city but show an imaginary place: they stand outside a specific place and time.  They tell about a longing to places I want to go to or to places I’ve been. These places always seem to be unreachable, because places are never the same, like time. They’re moving, changing and always on it’s way to become something else.

The print I made for the contest, called ‘home’, is such an imaginary place. For me, home always is connected to longing to some place that is familiar. And at the same time these longing is a longing to a place that doesn’t exist because it changes, like any other place, and becomes something different.

We see some prints of wood transfered on the aluminum’s matrix. Why do you often use wood in your artistic work in general? (Please can you tell us more about your artistic work in general)

My work is about the city where people live, work and build and it inspires me with her incomprehensible chaos and the way everything changes. I transform the speed with which things change into suspended image.  I mostly use wood, because I really love the structure of its nerves and also because of the very slow cutting process in which I can slow down the speed and stop time for a moment. I don’t print in large numbers and I often use cardboard, which only allows for up to three prints.

Because I love the structure of wood and the simplicity of the kitchen litho, I tried to use my woodcuts into the kitchen litho by rubbing in parts of the woodcut with soap and then press it (by a printing press) carefully on the aluminium.  This went well and opened a whole world of other kitchen litho possibilities I still have to explore!

On which project are you working actually?

Right now I’m working on a long-term project in which I visit different cities to catch the atmosphere and to make a series of prints. Every city tells it’s own story.  These stories I want to bring together by combining pieces of woodcuts, cardboard prints (and maybe kitchen litho too!) from different cities. The images will emphasise the dynamic of the city.  Like in a film script, both time and place melt into one image. Fragmented, incomplete and changeable images, like the way we see the city.  Always there are different places and cities where we have been or where we come from which define how we watch the city.

Thank you Hanna, congratulations again, you win also to be member of Kitchen Litho Jury in 2016!


KL1WKL05Wfoto2WHanna De Haan





Mitaine-ROMOK2ème Prix du Jury « Mitaine d’argent »

Hermann Rommel (Germany)




Hermann Rommel se considère comme un artiste graveur amateur. Il pratique la gravure mais aussi la lithographie sur métal. Hermann s’attache à représenter ce qu’il voit et ressent autour de lui. Son image « die ziegele » représente une ancienne « briquetterie » vue à Korbach, la ville où il réside actuellement. Cette usine n’est pas un lieu charmant mais nostalgique pour lui.

SONY DSCHermann Rommel dans son atelier





MitaineVERAOK3ème Prix du Jury « Mitaine de bronze »

Marchelo Vera (United States of America)



« Here is a short description of my thoughts regarding my print 2030:
My research interests include urban sociology and the synthesis of media, history and technology. Culture and identity are often reoccurring themes in my work. 2030 is in reference to a future society; number and name categorize many of my works as a scientist might categorize different organisms. These print media environments are an ongoing series composed of different design elements similar to the way constellations share natural substances and atoms arranged in interrelated formulaic-cluster patterns. I am inspired by the relationships amongst people and their surroundings as well as our position within nature. 

I have worked in non-toxic printmaking for several years and I look forward to more research with kitchen litho; this has been a great experience. »

photoMarchelo Vera





Miatine-AsunPrix du Public « Mitaine prix du public »

Adi Sundoro (Indonesia)



« I work on printmaking and drawing. I’ve been trying all of the print technique to explore my works, start from relief print, intaglio, screenprint, stencil and now, I prefer to focus in kitchen litho because this invention assist me much to get deeper understanding of drawing and printing at the same time, with the simple way to execute that. (yeah, just alumunium foil and cola without the limestone).

As a printmaker and educator (my major is visual art education) at the same time, I used kitchen litho to do my responsibility to others who want to learn and share it. I was organized kitchen litho workshop several times in my community.

My recent works talk about the power and potentially of maritime. As an Indonesian, I live in country that have very huge sea. I think, All of the goods from Indonesia’s Seas could be a great power to lead the people’s awareness together to developed the country. It’s urgent. The Maritime Culture, Geopolitical Issue, Needs and Distance Stories, Commodities and other sub relevant are my focus.

In the end, the same potentially of printmaking (kitchen litho) and maritime turns into a solid red line on my art perspective ».

asunAdi Sundoro





Avec nos remerciements aux 36 participants de cette première édition. Il y a eu beaucoup de retours positifs de la part du jury professionnel et du public. La variété graphique permise par la technique de la Kitchen lithographie a été bien appréciée. J’ai naturellement un attachement particulier pour les impressions faites avec cette technique, il s’agit de soutenir les artistes partageant leur aventure Kitchen lithographique via l’Atelier Kitchen Print.

J’ai confectionné à la main pour chaque gagnant une mitaine spéciale en souvenir de ce concours (nom et prix gravés dans le laiton). Une paire de mitaines sera aussi envoyée en remerciement. 

Les gagnants recevront aussi du papier d’impression d’art généreusement envoyé par notre partenaire Michel Cornu de : diffuseur de papiers beaux-arts.

Une deuxième édition de ce concours est prévue en 2016. Merci à tous pour votre soutien,

Kitchen lithographiquement,


Émilie Aizier alias Émilion.
Artiste, inventeure de la Kitchen lithographie 
et organisatrice de ce 1er concours international.


Retrouvez cette page avec les interviews traduits ici en français, merci pour votre compréhension.

Comment (1)

Julie Bonaldi

Bravo à vous tous .. et à l’année prochaine. D’ici là bon travail !!

26 juin 2015 - 16 h 49 min

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