Selected Monoprints and Monotypes
Barry Ebner is an artist primarily working in monotype and drawing. He started in Southern California as a painter and over the years migrated up the coast to the Bay Area. Over the last 25 years he has had over 20 solo exhibitions, throughout California and the western part of the United States. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and his Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmaking from the California College of the Arts.
Monotype is my preferred medium. The immediacy of the process is central to my approach. I find that creating a monotype is a performance. There is the risk of failure and the possibility of surpassing what was planned. My established themes are a starting point to explore variations in mark-making and gesture to arrive at the finished piece. The process of monotype is very intuitive, one works quickly to arrive at the moment of printing. Every piece is approached without direct reference, either sketches or photographs, on hand thus allowing my memory to change and shift the image as I explore the different textures and forms on the plate.