Inka Bell shares her process from screen to print in her Helsinki studio.
Photos by Paavo Lehtonen & Inka Bell
“I have always felt really happy while spending time in print studios and I enjoy the process. At least for me, printmaking is a really natural part of graphic design and they share quite a lot of similarities. I think my working method took a lot of influence from my working methods as a graphic designer and has determined my style quite strongly.”
“Currently, depending on the technique, I know quite well how the end result will look like, although for me creating is still intuitive, so there is always some chance in the process, although I do analyze my work a lot. At the moment I am working on how to expose my work and my working technique more and more to chance.”
“Here, I'm finalizing the print 'Variable IV' by tearing the paper edges to the right size.”
“At the moment I feel really attached to the green plants at my studio, which some I got as a present and some I have bought. I’m usually not able to keep any plants alive, but the ones at my studio have for some reason survived.”