Hugo U. Besard
"Pulpo Gallego y sopa de pescado. iBuen Provecho!" [European Sushi and Fish Soup. Bon Appetit!] 2012
Etching, embossing size: 51.2 x 36cm
This print by Besard is from a portfolio of 50 prints by 50 master students and faculty from five international universities; the University of Alberta, Edmonton,Canada; the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA; the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium Silpakorn University, Thailand and Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan created prints specifically for this project. The portfolio is an edition of 10, 2 each for the participating universities. It was presented at the Fab Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta.
I helped hang the show and really enjoyed being around such a great selection of prints. Besard from the Royal Academy in Antwerp really impressed me with his print. The great detail in the etching, the composition and the beautiful and fine embossing. I like that he breaks from the typical square shape of the print. It works so well for this piece. It has humour to it - something I wish my own work had at times - and well executed at that. This is a clean looking print. Besard’s website has a lot more great images to be seen as well.
A link to a review of the show at the FAB Gallery in Edmonton, Alberta.