Dab printing also known as right-printing and frottage.

Developed in ancient China to make copies of inscriptions or pictures cut into stone, wood or clay bricks, paper laid over and ink, paint or carbon rubbed onto the paper and thereby creating a right reading of the image.

The works here are of a 1906 workshop floor where the concrete surfaces had been pitted and moulded by 100 years – garden shed, laundry, child’s playroom, the domestic use of people whose histories are literally “written in stone”.

Ref:David Barker: “Contemporary Chinese Printmaking”. Jean Dubuffet. 

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