|Face value||CHF 1.40|
|Face value||CHF 1.00|
March 2009 saw the appearance of the first issue in the series “The Printer’s Art – Art print”, the aim behind which is to revive the old techniques of the printer’s art in the form of superior-quality art stamps and to present in miniature unique works of art specifically created for this purpose by local artists. Following the Ruggell artist Stephan Sude, who demonstrated the art of the linocut in the first issue, it is now the turn of the Vaduz artist living in Zurich Hanna Roeckle (1950), who has created two works of art by the screen-printing process: “Crystal B” (face value CHF 1.00) and “Crystal G” (face value CHF 1.40). In screen printing (also called silkscreen), the most recent of the graphical printing techniques, ink is pressed through the ink-permeable sections of a specially prepared printing frame (screen) on to the substrate. Hanna Roeckle designed the two stamps firstly in the context of her artistic work at the time, but secondly also in response to the thematic (Printer’s Art – Art print) and technical (screen printing) requirements of the assignment given her. Both artworks forming the basis of these stamps derive from a series of irregular image formats entitled “Tilings” (“Kacheln”), in which the artist has again for some time now been concerned with surface area. The shapes and colours of the geometric cubic bodies represented are hybrid: they may be crystals, gemstones, an anti-tank barrier or an erratic boulder. Hanna Roeckle has chosen colours inspired appropriately by the mineral world and by using the colours yellow, red and blue has also made direct reference to the national colours of Liechtenstein. In formal and colour terms the two stamps form pairs of opposites: they are aesthetic and fragile, static and animated, symmetrical and asymmetrical and they show light and shade. The prints forming the basis of this issue are available for purchase in the original format (40 cm x 32 cm), signed and numbered from 1 to 100.