Ateljé Pegasos on the shores of Lake Sillen attracts people who want to look at art and also try some technique for themselves. Artist Maud Probst lives and works here with everything from painting and photography to concrete sculptures. Right now, it’s all about graphics.
“I’ve just completed a three-year programme in graphics at the College of Printmaking Arts in Stockholm. I participated in lectures and workshops online and we even had a digital exhibition in the spring,” says Maud.
A small printing press of her own
Don’t hesitate to contact Maud if you and your art-interested friends are eager to learn more about graphics. Together you can find an arrangement that suits you in the current pandemic
“There are always solutions,” says Maud.
Maud Probst has her own small printing press at home in the workshop where she can demonstrate simple printing techniques. If you have an idea of an image you want to make in linoleum or on an MDF board (pressed wood), Maud will help you cut it out and print it.
“The principle of current printing is almost the same as before, but it is done with digital prints and not by hand like the original printing when the whole process was done step by step. The oldest printing technique, woodcut, is fascinating, and many people don’t know how it works,” says Maud, who enjoys teaching.
Wants to meet a new audience
On the graphics course she recently took, Maud also had the opportunity to film a so-called performance in the form of an Artist Book, a book object, and also an Artist Talk in which she talks about her art and what inspires her. The films were published through the College of Printmaking Arts via a digital exhibition at gallery Studio44, where the audience could talk to the artists online. This, together with the current situation with corona when we cannot move about as we are used to, has given Maud new ideas about developing her business digitally.
“Now I have overcome the first inertia of using new technology. When you’ve done that enough times, it becomes natural,” she continues.
“Regardless of corona, there are always people who may not be able to get out, who are sick or have a disability. They should also be able to take part in art,” expresses Maud.
“Regardless of corona, there are always people who may not be able to get out, who are sick or have a disability. They should also be able to take part in art,” expresses Maud, who believes that young people can be attracted by art being presented in a new way and by it being available digitally.
There is no shortage of creativity. Maud Probst and her art will not only be visible on location at Ateljé Pegasos in Gnesta in the future but also on YouTube and other digital channels.
“I have a lot of ideas about how to do it,” Maud says.