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Mathias Muleme, born in Uganda and now in Canada, is one of the best artists practicing today in the intaglio medium.  His imagery is unique, emotive, and passionate of the family.  

In his own words, "My work is an attempt to convey my ideas, moods or general emotional experiences.  I use shapes, colors, arrangement of objects and, above all, the human figure to acheive this.   I create a calm and tranquil atmosphere in my studio.  Using classical music as an elixir, I achieve the desired state of mind conducive to creativity.  I sketch my composition in pencil, creating undulating shapes and calm romantic human figures which convey warmth, peace, love, dignity and tranquility of the human spirit.  ...This work is not representational, but rather a form of self expression: it is imagination.  Colors, shapes, arrangement of objects help in getting it all together."

What is an intaglio?  An intaglio is an original print-making method involving a series of steps where the artist first prepares a flat sheet of copper metal by coating it with an acid-resistant ground.  The artist then draws into the darkened coating exposing the shiny copper beneath it.  The plate is then put into a bath of acid which etches the lines.  The longer the plate is covered by the acid, the deeper the lines are.  The artist then removes the acid-resistant ground and inks the plate by hand, the ink filling the incised lines.  A sheet of dampened paper is then carefully positioned onto the plate and pressure is applied in an etching press, forcing the dampened paper fibers into the incised lines, and causing the ink to be transferred to the paper.  As evidenced by the photos below, Muleme then creates an embossing plate which adds to the beauty and relief of the original intaglio etching.

I bought my first Mathias Muleme etchings in 1992 and love them now just as I did then.  We are honored to share with you these few limited edition original etchings by Mathias Muleme.  You can see them now at Saper Galleries.  And maybe soon on your own walls!

Enjoy!
~ Roy Saper
Family
                        II additional detail
Family II
Detail of original embossed etching
(See entire image below)
Plate size: 19 x 4 1/4"
Paper size: 24 x 9 1/2"
$345

The Tree
                      House
The Tree House
Original embossed etching
Plate size: 10 1/4 x 7"
Paper size: 15 x 11/14"
$225

The Tree
                      House detail
The Tree House
Detail of original embossed etching
Family II
Family II
Original embossed etching
 
Plate size: 19 x 4 1/4"
Paper size: 24 x 9 1/2"
$345
We sold the one in inventory
 but can get another for you of this limited edition


Family II
                      detail
Family II
Detail of original embossed etching


The Cradle
The Cradle
Original embossed etching
 
Plate size: 21 x 14"
Paper size: 28 x 21"
$575

The
                      Cradle detail
The Cradle
Detail of original embossed etching
Ring Arouynd 06
Ring Around 06
Original embossed etching
 
Plate size: 14 x 22"
Paper size: 20 3/4 x 28 3/4"
$575
We sold the one in inventory
 but can get another for you of this limited edition


The Papaya
The Papaya <New!
Original embossed etching
 
Plate size: 23 1/4 x 9 3/4"
$475

Papaya
                      detail
The Papaya
Detail of original embossed etching
Musical Fantasy
Musical Fantasy <New!
Click here for detailed close-up photo
Original embossed etching
 
Plate size: 12 x 29 3/4"
$950

A Summer Evening
A Summer Evening <New!
Click here for detailed close-up photo
Original embossed etching
 
Plate size: 11 5/8 x 24 3/4"
$475

Me at
                      65
Me at 65 (Family, friends, and relationships - work, play and fun)
Click here for detailed close-up photo
Original embossed etching
 
Plate size: 16 x 30 5/8"
$1,500
We sold the one in inventory
 but can get another for you of this limited edition


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